Intelsat announced the appointment of Gaurav Kharod as the regional vice president for its Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Gaurav Kharod comes from Intelsat’s India office, where he served as the managing sales director of South Asia and India.
Gaurav Kharod will assume the responsibilities from Terry Bleakley, who previously led the APAC team. Terry Bleakley will transition on April 1 to a part-time senior advisory role at Intelsat and will continue to support key growth opportunities in the region.
In Gaurav Kharod’s last assignment, he led the Media business sales team, driving the organization’s strategy in the region. Gaurav Kharod also implemented a successful entry strategy for Intelsat’s high throughput satellite (HTS) IS-33e in the Indian market. This created a roadmap for the growth of all the different business verticals of Intelsat, including Media, Networks, FlexMaritime, and Commercial Aviation.
Before joining Intelsat, Gaurav Kharod held leadership roles at Hughes India and Viasat in the satellite domain, along with a stint at Conax AS in the media industry. Gaurav Kharod holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering as part of his college education in Gujarat, India.