APSCC Announces Finalists for its First Young Talent Award
Recognizing the Best and Brightest Young Talent in the APAC Satellite Industry

Seoul, Korea, 14 September 2017: The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced the finalists for its first Young Talent Award. The Award is the latest initiative of APSCC to ensure a healthy future for the satellite industry and to attract and retain young talent to the satellite and space industries in Asia-Pacific region.

Finalists of the 2017 APSCC Young Talent Award:

  • Qinglong Cui
    Product Engineer, APT Satellite
  • Ali Akhtar
    Head of Commercial, Satellite Services, Supernet
  • Atsushi Ayuta
  • Thilini Bandare
    Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, APAC, SpeedCast

The four finalists were selected by a committee of APSCC Board of Directors based on nominations submitted by the members of APSCC. “This year, APSCC and the Awards Committee are pleased to recognize young satellite industry employees with leadership potential. The finalists this year were chosen for their demonstration of initiative, innovation and creativity that positively gave impact on the Asia-Pacific satellite industry. Congratulations to the finalists.” said Daryl Mossman (SSL), Chair of the 2017 APSCC Awards Committee.

The winner of the Young Talent Award will be announced on October 12 at the APSCC 2017 Satellite Conference & Exhibition, in Tokyo Japan. To give the best of the young staff encouragement and public recognition of their contributions, the winner will receive full scholarship (AU$12,900 value sponsored by the International Space University http://www.isunet.edu/ and Astroscale (http://astroscale.com/) for the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP).

For more information on the APSCC 2017 Satellite Conference & Exhibition, visit: www.apscc2017.com.