Michel Azibert joins Eutelsat as deputy CEO

The Board of Eutelsat Communications appointed Michel Azibert to the post of deputy CEO and corporate officer on the recommendation of Michel de Rosen, the Group’s CEO.

Michel Azibert will succeed Jean-Paul Brillaud following the General Assembly of shareholders of Eutelsat Communications of 8 November, at which point Jean-Paul will relinquish his operational role as deputy CEO.

Michel Azibert will join Eutelsat on 5 September from TDF, where he is currently Deputy CEO, to work closely with Jean-Paul during September and October in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Eutelsat also announced that the Fonds Strategique d’Investissement (FSI) will propose that the Board of Eutelsat Communications submits a resolution at the General Assembly of shareholders of 8 November 2011 to nominate Jean-Paul Brillaud as a Board member.

“I am delighted to welcome Michel Azibert to Eutelsat and am convinced that his competence and experience will further fuel our ambitions to pursue growth and anchor satellites at the heart of the digital economy in all our markets,” said Michel de Rosen.

“I also pay tribute to Jean-Paul for his considerable contribution to Eutelsat’s track record of uninterrupted growth. As France Telecom’s representative on Eutelsat’s Board for eight years, and since 1999 as a key member of our management team, Jean-Paul is one of the principal architects of our success and at a broader level an exceptional professional in a dynamically expanding sector,” Rosen added.

He will join Eutelsat’s Executive Committee comprising Michel de Rosen (CEO), David Bair (chief technical officer), Jacques Dutronc (director of Satellite Missions and Programmes), Catherine Guillouard (chief financial officer) and Andrew Wallace (chief commercial officer).

By Telecomlead.com Team