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President

Gregg Daffner
President
GapSat, Hong Kong

Gregg is CEO of GapSat, an innovative venture that leases or arranges for the lease of entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use at their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own custom-built satellite. Gregg is also president of G3 Global Communications, a satellite consulting firm focused on strategic planning, business development, transactional and regulatory advice. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). He is a former television producer and communications attorney who was the head of satellite services for Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Telecom, Vice President for PanAmSat and Lockheed Martin Corp, and Director of International Policy for the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) where he was instrumental in the promotion of private enterprise in space.

Gregg is a founding member and a Director serving since the inception of APSCC in 1994; the Chairman of the Cable and Satellite Broadcast Association of Asia (CASBAA) Satellite Wireless Action Group; a member of the Board of Governors and Secretary of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC); and the Asian Attache for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).

Board of Directors

Baozhong Huang
Board of Directors
APT Satellite, Hong Kong

Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite Company Ltd (APT) is responsible for marketing and sales. Before joining in APT, he had been working in a series of senior positions such as the Vice President of China Satellite Communications Corporation, Vice President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited and Vice President of China’s SINO Satellite Company Limited.

Mr. Huang graduated as a Master of Science and engaged in the space industry ever since his graduation. He was a Chinese licensed lawyer with strong technical and engineering background and accumulated rich experiences in areas relating to legal affairs, investment, project management, risk management, marketing and sales.

Dani Indra
Board of Directors
Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, Indonesia

Dani I. Widjanarko is currently the Executive Vice President at Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. Prior to that, he led the Satellite Division of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, the largest telecommunication operator and as well as satellite operator in Indonesia, based in Jakarta. He started his career as a Satellite System Engineer. Dani has been involved in all aspect of operation and maintenance satellite network. Dani was also involved in all Telkom Satellite project as Technical Coordinator. In 2004 He was appointed as a Manager of Satellite Network Operation and Maintenance.

Daryl Mossman
Board of Directors
Space Systems/Loral, USA

Daryl Mossman is a Vice President of marketing and SSL, a full-service provider of communications satellites and space systems. He is responsible for the marketing and sales of the company’s communications satellites and systems in Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Mossman has more than 25 years experience in the industry. Mr. Mossman rejoined SSL in 2010 after a ten-year hiatus when he worked in sales for a variety of companies in the telecom industry including Nominum, BEA Systems., and LongBoard.

Prior to that, Mr. Mossman was executive director of marketing and sales for SSL from 1997 to 2000.

Mr. Mossman earned a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and holds a MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

Deepak Mathur
Board of Directors
SES, Singapore

Deepak Mathur is Senior Vice President, Commercial at SES for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He is responsible for driving revenues and growth in some of the most dynamic markets in the world, while providing customers with world-class satellite services and support.

With close to 20 years of experience in the industry, Deepak has a keen understanding of customers’ satellite requirements and works directly with them to ensure they have the satellite capacity they need to achieve their ambitions.

Deepak first joined SES in 2001 and brings sales, marketing, operations and executive experience to his position. Prior to SES’s purchase of GE Americom, Deepak was Managing Director at Americom-Asia Pacific, a joint venture between General Electric and Lockheed Martin, where he helped to establish key strategic markets for the company across Asia. He has also held leadership and sales roles covering the Asia-Pacific region with Echostar, NagraVision and Loral. He also serves on the board of directors at YahLive, a partnership between SES and YahSat.

Deepak holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Knox College in Illinois and a Masters in International Management from the University of Denver.

Eddie Kato
Board of Directors
HISe, Inc., USA

Eddie is a founder of HISe, Inc. (pronounced as “his-ee”), a Washington DC, USA based consulting company. HISe serves clients mainly from Asia Pacific Region and USA for strategic advisories and market development supports for the space and telecommunications fields. HISe’s strength and expertise are to connect players between Asia and US markets, leveraging rigorous experiences of Eddie and his partners. Eddie is an internationally renowned veteran in the space industry. Prior to founding HISe, Eddie spent most of his career in the satellite manufacturing industry. He served as head of world-wide sales organization at two satellite manufacturers, Thales Alenia Space of France (2006 to 2013) and Orbital Sciences of USA (1998 to 2006). Prior to these, Eddie worked for Lockheed Martin of USA and its predecessors (1991 to 1998) and Mitsubishi Electric of Japan (1979 to 1991). Through these careers, he lived and worked in 4 countries – Japan, USA, China and France. Eddie entered into the consulting business in 2014.

Hiroshi Koyama
Board of Directors
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Hiroshi Koyama is currently Executive Fellow of Electronic Systems Group of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO).

In April of 1987, he had joined in MELCO and started his career as Chief Engineer for rendezvous and docking system of Engineering Satellite-VII (ETS-VII) & H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) in Kamakura Works. Since then, he has experienced satellite system development and project management of various satellites including Communication Satellites, Earth Observation Satellites and Navigation Satellites.

In April of 2008, he was appointed General Manager of Office for Space Utilization and Strategy Planning at MELCO Head Quarters. He was responsible for promoting utilization of space in various fields such as navigation fields using Quasi Zenith Satellite. In April of 2015, he was appointed Executive Fellow of Electronic Systems Group and responsible for business development for MELCO space activities and promoting utilization of space.

Jim Simpson
Board of Directors
ABS, Hong Kong

Jim Simpson is the CEO of ABS. He has over 37 years of experience in the space and defense business including 15 years of satellite communications experience with expertise in sales, marketing, strategy, business development and program management. 

Prior to joining ABS, Jim was Senior Vice President at Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. where he was responsible for corporate strategy and business development.   Previously Jim spent 35 years at Boeing in various leadership positions including President of Commercial Satellite Systems and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Network and Space Systems.

Jim holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a graduate certificate in Program Management from California Institute of Technology.

Kevin Reyes
Board of Directors
ILS, USA

Kevin Reyes is Senior Director, Sales – Asia/Pacific, for ILS (International Launch Services). He joined ILS in 2016 as Senior Director of Sales, leading sales and business development for Proton and Angara launch services for the Asia/Pacific region and SmallSat/Rideshare customers. Reyes has over 35 years in the aerospace industry at Rockwell International, McDonnell Douglas, and The Boeing Company on the Titan II and IV payload fairings, Delta II, Delta IV, and Sea Launch, and commercial satellite programs.

Kheng Ghee Ng
Board of Directors
Singtel, Singapore

Kheng Ghee manages Singtel’s satellite group, serving customers in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific through Singtel’s own satellites or partnerships with key satellite operators. Kheng Ghee has been with Singtel for almost 3 decades in various management positions in portfolios ranging from satellite services, wholesale data services, wholesale voice services, system integrator and SME sales in various locations beside Singapore such as Australia, Taiwan and Belgium.

He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering fromSingapore National University and has a Master of Science in Management degree from the Stanford Sloan Business School.

Mitsutoshi Akao
Board of Directors
SKY Perfect JSAT, Japan

Mitsutoshi Akao is the Executive Officer of Space & Satellite Business at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a satellite operator with a fleet of 16 satellites. SJC provides reliable satellite services over Asia, Oceania, Russia, Middle East and North America, and also operates Japan’s largest DTH platform, “Sky Perfect TV!”

After graduating from Keio University in 1983, he started his career at NEC Corporation and was engaged in IT systems and International Sales. Then he developed his career as Manager of Production and Sales at NOMURA Co., Ltd., a multi-national exhibition and display company. In 1998, he joined Japan Satellite Systems Inc., which later became JSAT Corporation and merged into current SJC. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the General Manager responsible for managing Global Sales and Business Development.

Sandy Gillio
Board of Directors
Thales Alenia Space, France

Sandy Gillio is Director Asia Pacific for Thales Alenia Space, based in Singapore. He is responsible for the order intake of Thales Alenia Space different business lines for the Asia Pacific market and has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the space industry.

He was previously in charge of the Export Sales for the Telecommunication Business Line for Thales Alenia Space where he successfully closed several satellite and payload contracts over the past several years.

Prior to joining Thales, he has worked in finance and trading for a Japanese company and also lived in Beijing, China, for two years working for a French bank. Sandy graduated with a Master Degree in Trade and Finance from Paris ESLSCA Business School.

Taesung Lim
Board of Directors
KT SAT, Korea

Tae-Sung Lim is Senior Executive Vice President at KT SAT. His job experience includes:


KT SAT, Senior Executive Vice President, COO (Current)
KT Global Business Group, Head of Global Business Group (2014 – 2017)
KT SAT (Korea’s premiere satellite operator), Board of Director (2015 – 2017)
KT Network Group, Head of Global Network Consulting Unit, Submarine Cable Investment (2013)
KT Submarine, Board of Director (2010~2013)
KT Network Group, VP of Core & Mobile Network Department (2010 – 2012)
KT Network Group, Head of IP Network O&M Center (2009)
KT Network Group, Director of Internet Planning Division (2005 – 2008)
KT Next Generation Telecommunications Network Research Laboratory, Head of Core Network Structure Research Office (2003 – 2005)

Terry Bleakley
Board of Directors
Intelsat, Singapore

Terry Bleakley began serving as Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific in November 2010. He is responsible for the management of Intelsat’s sales and marketing activities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to this position, Mr. Bleakley served as Vice President Sales and Marketing and Vice President, Commercial Operations for MEASAT from 2006 to 2010. From 2000-2006, he served with Intelsat and PanAmSat in senior sales and sales-management positions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Bleakley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Business Studies from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Tom Ochinero
Board of Directors
SpaceX, USA

Tom Ochinero manages SpaceX’s international commercial sales efforts in Asia and Europe. In this role, he focuses on sales and business development while deepening SpaceX’s relationships with satellite operators in the region. Prior to assuming his current responsibility at SpaceX, Tom served as CEO at Structural Mechanics Corporation in Los Angeles and as a Sales Trader for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo.

Tom has published numerous technical papers on aerospace composite structures and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He holds a PhD in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, a MS in Material Science and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager.

Vivian Quenet
Board of Directors
Arianespace, Singapore

Vivian Quenet is Arianespace’s Managing Director and Head of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to assuming this role as announced in February 2018, he was Vice President and Managing Director Asia-Pacific for maritime satellite communications provider KVH Industries PTE LTD. During his tenure, which began in March 2011, he set up the company’s Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, as well as new sales offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Within five years, KVH Industries became the largest maritime VSAT (very small aperture terminal) supplier in Asia.

Quenet previously served as the Asia-Pacific Sales Director for mobile satellite communications provider Vizada/Marlink (formerly part of Airbus Defense and Space), where he created the Singapore entity and oversaw all operations for the company’s regional offices. Over a span of 10 years, Quenet worked to bring satellite communications services to commercial mariners in several regions, including France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Scandinavia, Africa, as well as Asia-Pacific. Before his time at Vizada, he worked as a corporate sales manager for French mobile phone carrier Bouygues Telecom Enterprises.

A native of France, Quenet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Sales and Marketing from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France, and speaks fluent French, English, and German.

Yau Chyong Lim
Board of Directors
MEASAT, Malaysia

Yau Chyong Lim is MEASAT’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he oversees the management of the company’s operations.

Yau has more than 20 years in the satellite industry, with wide-ranging experience across multiple sectors including sales & marketing, business development and commercial operations.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Keele University, Staffordshire, UK and a BSc in Microelectronics & Physics from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA.

Vice Presidents

Daniel C.H. Mah
Vice Presidents
SES, Singapore

Daniel C.H. Mah is Senior Legal & Regulatory Counsel at SES, a global satellite operator headquartered in Luxembourg. Since 2015, Mr. Mah has been based in Singapore and is responsible for SES’s government policy and regulatory activities in the Asia-Pacific region. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Mah was responsible for SES’s policy and regulatory activities in North America. Mr. Mah has over 14 years of experience in satellite and telecommunications law and policy. He has a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Law from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Murdoch University.

Patrick French
Vice Presidents
ABS, Singapore

Patrick M. French is Vice President, Global Business Development at ABS. Prior to joining ABS, Patrick was Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific for Intelsat.Prior to joining Intelsat, Patrick was Senior Analyst & Head, Singapore Representative Office for Northern Sky Research (NSR) LLC. He joined NSR in September 2003 and expanded NSR’s coverage of the satellite industry into areas such commercial satellite supply and demand modeling and financial assessments of leading satellite operators. Patrick was also an industry thoughtleader in the assessment of emerging High Throughput Satellite (HTS).

From 1990 to 1999, Patrick was a staff member of the International Space University (ISU), first in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then 6½ years at ISU’s Central Campus located in Strasbourg, France. Following his work at ISU, Patrick joined Frost & Sullivan where he rapidly advanced to the position of Strategic Analyst for the Satellite Communications group.

Patrick holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and attended the 1999 ISU Summer Session in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He is fluent in French.

Patrick Wong
Vice Presidents
Comtech EF Data, Hong Kong

Patrick Wong is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Comtech EF Data Corporation. Patrick has been involved in all aspects of satellite communications for more than 30 years. He started his career with Telesat Canada in 1977 as a system engineer. He is familiar with the satellite industry in Asia Pacific as he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia since late 1980. He is now based in Hong Kong and oversees Comtech EF Data’s sales and business development activities for all of Asia through its three offices in China, India and Singapore.

Tare Brisibe
Vice Presidents
SES, Singapore

Tare Brisibe, is Senior Legal & Regulatory Counsel, APAC, with SES. Tare has nearly two decades of experience in the satellite industry, having previously served as Regulatory Information Officer for Inmarsat (UK) and Director of Regulatory Affairs for SITAOnAir (Geneva). He also served as: Chair of the Legal Subcommittee, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; Deputy Director (Legal), National Space Research and Development Agency of Nigeria; and Vice Rapporteur, ITU Study Group 1. He holds multiple degrees, including a Ph.D in International law from Leiden University.

Executive Director

Seong Joong Kim
Executive Director
APSCC

Dr. Seong Joong Kim is a veteran in the satellite industry with over 30 years of professional experience. Prior to joining APSCC in 2011, Dr. Kim was involved in the satellite communications business, working on the Koreasat 1, 2, 3 and 5 projects at KT Corporation, Korea from 1991 to 2007. Dr. Kim started his professional career at the Agency for Defense Development at the Ministry of Defense of Korea.

He holds a Masters Degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech (USA).