The Board of Directors consist of up to sixteen (16) Directors who oversee the executive branches of APSCC; regulatory affairs, membership management, finance and budget, publications, project development, international coordination and cooperation for the promotion of the space and satellite industries.
The Board of Directors are responsible for reviewing, making decisions on the principles, and recommending important decisions for final approval by the General Assembly.
Thomas Choi is the CEO of ABS and has over 25 years of experience in the Satellite and Aerospace industry. ABS is one of the fastest growing satellite operators in the world. Operating seven satellites in orbit, ABS serves customers from the Americas to Asia Pacific. ABS plans to add more satellites over the next 3-4 years to its growing fleet.
Prior to ABS, Tom was the founder and CEO of Speedcast. He also worked at Hughes Communications International and at Rockwell International. He has a MBA and BS in Aerospace Engineering both from the University of Southern California.
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.
Richard Bowles joined Arianespace in 1986. At first working in a marketing support function he quickly moved to sales and took responsibility for Turkey and Canada. After successfully proving himself in those areas he was given the responsibility of promoting sales in S.E. Asia.
In 1991 his efforts were rewarded when the first satellite launch contract for Arianespace in South East Asia was signed for launching Thaicom 1. Since then many satellite launch contracts have been signed by Arianespace for customers in the region.
Mr. Bowles opened Arianespace's Asean office in December 1996 and is currently their regional Director for Asean countries.
Sabrina Cubbon, is AsiaSat’s Vice President, Marketing and Global Accounts. Sabrina is responsible for developing key global strategic accounts as well as driving activities in marketing, communications and corporate affairs of the Company. She has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the telecommunications industry.
Prior to joining AsiaSat in August 1992, she was employed by Case Communications between 1987 and 1992 as the Regional Manager Asia-Pacific responsible for the sales and marketing activities to multinational clients. She graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, with a Master’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, specialized in cryptography.
Since 2000, TC has been in sales and marketing functions for ILS. TC’s responsibilities are leading the global sales and marketing of commercial launch services for ILS. TC’s primary responsibility is working with satellite executives for the planning and execution of their launch of their satellite projects for their expanding and/or replacement business requirements. ILS launch market has been expanded to include the capability to launch large, medium and small satellites to various mission requirements. TC’s programs included the first commercial mission on Proton M Breeze M (Nimiq 2 for Telesat), the heaviest satellite launched by ILS (6,750 kg for ViaSat), the first commercial GSO mission (OSC for Thor 5) and the first commercial dual launch (Kazsat 2 / SES3 for OSC), and recently the first commercial contract for Angara launch services to launch an important satellite for KARI.
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.
Young-suk Jeon currently is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at KTSAT. Prior to this role, Mr. Jeon worked at KT Corporation and built his carrier mainly in the mobile business field at several global presences from 1995 to 2011. With this role, he worked as CFO of Russia’s NTC Corporation from 2005 to 2011, and as CEO of Olleh Rwanda Networks from 2013 to 2015. In addition, he also worked in several other countries including Uzbekistan, Myanmar and South Africa. With the rich knowledge and experiences on the global telecommunication market, he is now responsible for KTSAT’s global sales and marketing as well as network operations.
Dr. Jeon holds an MBA degree from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Communication Policy from Westminster University, London.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
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.
New York Broadband LLC
Eddie is currently responsible for operations under New York Broadband LLC (NYBB), a US affiliate of CMMB Vision Holdings. CMMB is a Hong Kong based public company planning to offer satellite mobile multimedia services to China and other Asian markets. NYBB owns and operates AsiaStar L-band mobile satellite through its subsidiary, New York Satellite Holdings (NYSat). NYBB is currently in the process of procuring Silkwave-1 satellite, a replacement of AsiaStar at 105E. NYBB also operates a business to manage 12 UHF TV stations in the USA.
Eddie is a veteran in the space industry with more than 30 years of experience. Eddie has spent majority of his career to date in the satellite manufacturing sector. He served as head of world-wide satellite sales organizations at two companies - Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy, and Orbital Sciences of USA. Prior to these companies, Eddie worked for Lockheed Martin (and its predecessor, GE Astro Space) of USA and Mitsubishi Electric of Japan. Through his careers to date, he lived and worked in 4 countries, which include Japan, USA, China (Beijing) and France (Cannes).
After these experiences and prior to joining NYBB, Eddie worked as a consultant. Under this, he mainly assisted national space agencies and commercial satellite operators.
Pasifik Satelit Nusantara
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.
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.
Lim Kian Soon
Kian Soon is responsible for fixed and mobile satellite business in SingTel. Prior to this, he was Regional Head in SingTel, responsible for delivering telecommunications and managed services to enterprise customers in Japan, Korea and Greater China.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Information Engineering from University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1989 and obtained MBA in 1999 from University of Leeds, UK.
SKY Perfect JSAT
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.
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.
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.
Thales Alenia Space
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.