Vice Presidents are responsible for assisting the President and for leading Standing Committees or ad hoc committees based upon assignment from the Board of Directors and the President. Vice Presidents are chosen from among APSCC members. They are nominated by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
Patrick M. French was appointedHead of Business Development, Asia-Pacific for Intelsat in January 2014. In his role, Patrick is responsible for developing Intelsat’s strategic relationships with satellite operators and core partners across Asia. A key focus is development of Intelsat’s orbital assets and future satellites in close partnership with Intelsat’s Sales and Corporate Strategy teams.
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.
Daniel C.H. Mah
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.