Paul Mattear currently serves as the Head of Global Satellite, Aerospace and Satellite Solutions in Amazon Web Services. He is instrumental in driving cloud adoption, providing strategic direction, and imparting domain expertise across a diverse portfolio of global SatCom accounts. Paul previously held leadership positions in Kymeta, Intelsat and served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps.

Paul MattearBoard of Directors
Amazon Web Services, USA

Hirokazu Hirata is General Manager of Space Systems Department, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd (MEAP). He is responsible for sales and marketing in Asia & Pacific region for MELCO’s Satellite Platform DS2000.

He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales roles and has been working in every type of satellite related business, including satellite ground systems, satellite terminal, on-board equipment, remote sensing and communication satellite systems. He has extensive knowledge about the business development and has a wealth of experience in managing domestic and international sales teams for governmental agencies and enterprise customers.

Hirokazu HirataBoard of Directors
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Eric Imbert is Vice President Export Sales at Thales Alenia Space (TAS). He has been with TAS since 2010. He joined Thales in 2003 as Managing Director of the Group subsidiary in Singapore and in 2005 became President of Thales in China.

Before joining industry, Eric Imbert was with the French Ministry of Defence in the Corps of Armament Engineers: from 1997 to 2003, he was the Director of the Office of Defence Cooperation for ASEAN countries (based in Bangkok and Singapore). Prior to that, he held several positions: from managing defence programs to being advisor for international cooperation to the French Under-Secretary of Defense (Acquisition).

Eric Imbert graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1985 and École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA) in 1989. He also followed the International Security Program for Senior Executives in 1994 at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Eric ImbertBoard of Directors
Thales Alenia Space, France

Rizwan Parvez is currently Senior Director at Maxar Technologies, focused on Market Strategy and Business Development for Maxar’s U.S. Government Civil Space and Asia-Pacific pursuits. He joined Maxar after serving as Chief Technology Officer & founding Vice President of Engineering for BridgeComm (formerly known as BridgeSat), a start-up focused on commercializing free-space optical communications across space, airborne and terrestrial applications. Previous to that, he has held positions analyzing commercial low-Earth & emerging markets and has led engineering teams across various disciplines supporting the design, integration, testing, launch and operations of GEO communication satellites. Rizwan was a founding Board Member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Society of Space and Satellites Professionals International (SSPI), which was established to facilitate the bridging between ‘New Space’ and ‘established Space’. Rizwan graduated in 2003 from Duke University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been immersed in the space and communications industry ever since.

Rizwan ParvezBoard of Directors
MAXAR, USA

Kenichi Shimotsuma is General Manager of Asia Regional Headquarters 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!”

He started his career in 1997 at Japan Satellite Systems Corporation, which later became SJC, and was engaged in Network Operations, Communication Engineering and Global Business. Prior to his current role, he was General Manager of Mobile Business Division responsible for marketing activities for maritime and aero customers. He has been in satellite industry for over 20 years.

Kenichi ShimotsumaBoard of Directors
SKY Perfect JSAT, Japan

Dr. Anggoro K. Widiawan is currently CTO of PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia. Previously he was the Head of Telkom 3S project and the Head of Satellite Business & Technology Transformation in PT Telkom Indonesia, Tbk. He holds PhD degree in Wireless Communications from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He has been in satellite industry for over 20 years.

Anggoro K. WidiawanBoard of Directors
Telkomsat, Indonesia

Daniel Kim is the Managing Director and Head of Global Business at KT SAT. Initially when he joined the KT(Korea Telecom) group in 2002, Daniel served as the ITU regulatory official for satellites and took part in the WRC (World Radiocommunication Conference) as a delegate of Korea. He was also the project manager of KOREASAT fleet manufactured in the United States, then relocated to Dubai, UAE as the head of KT SAT Dubai office. His long-term experience in various fields of the satellite industry would contribute to the activities and growth of APSCC.

Daniel KimBoard of Directors
KT SAT, South Korea

Kevin Seow currently leads the Corporate Development Asia Pacific team at SES, based in Singapore. He joined the Company in November 2002 and is responsible in ensuring the long-term success and right to win of SES projects along with identifying and driving transactions to the benefit of SES in the Asia Pacific and South Asian regions.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from McMaster University, Canada. Kevin also completed an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Kevin SeowBoard of Directors
SES, Singapore

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 25 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.

Yau Chyong LimBoard of Directors
MEASAT, Malaysia

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.

Vivian QuenetBoard of Directors
Arianespace, Singapore