Mr. Svider became a director of Intelsat S.A. in February 2008, and the Chairman of the Board in July 2011. Mr. Svider is currently the Chairman and Partner of BC Partners, based in its New York office. He joined BC Partners in 1992 in Paris before moving to London in 2000 to lead its investments in the technology and telecommunications industries. Over the years, Mr. Svider has participated in or led a variety of investments in a number of sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, healthcare, industrials, business services, consumer and retail. He is currently Executive Chairman of PetSmart, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Chewy, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Accudyne Industries, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Aenova Group and also services on the boards of navex Global, GFL Environmental, GardaWorld Corporation and Presidio, Inc. Mr. Svider previously served as a Director of Teneo Global LLC, Office Depot Inc., MultiPlan, Inc., Unitymedia, Neuf Cegetel, Plyconcept, Neopost, Nutreco, UTL and Chantemur. Prior to joining BC Partners, Mr. Svider worked in investment banking at Wasserstein Perella in New York and Paris, and at the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. Mr. Svider holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Engineering from both École Polytechnique and École Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in France.