Seong Joong Kim Retires as Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council after Serving Eight Years in Leadership Post

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) has announced that Seong Joong Kim, who has led the Organization for 8 years, will retire in early 2019 and the Organization has formed a committee to commence a wide ranging search for a candidate to take on the leadership of the Organization. This Succession Planning Committee, will review applications, interview candidates and make recommendations to the APSCC Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to express our appreciation for Dr. Kim’s dedication to the APSCC,” said Gregg Daffner, President of APSCC. “APSCC has established a Succession Planning Committee to ensure that the Organization continues to harness and expand the promotion of satellites for communications and other commercial services throughout Asia through the new leadership role.”

The APSCC Board has directed the President and the Succession Planning Committee to use this opportunity to seek a leader for APSCC whose main goal will be to actively engage the APSCC on behalf of its members to take a more prominent role in the rapidly changing Asian space industry with a special focus on key regulatory and market assess issues as well as an expansion of APSCC membership into new space and other emerging commercial space endeavours.

Dr. Kim will continue to serve APSCC as the Executive Director until end of March 2019. Details of the applications for the new leadership position will be announced on the APSCC webpage.