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

John Chay is executive vice president for integration and synergy programs at ST Engineering iDirect where he leads the system integration business and synergies with ST Engineering. Prior to joining ST Engineering iDirect, Chay spent 14 years at ST Engineering where he was responsible for the satellite communications and radar system integration businesses covering sales, business development, product development and operations. He has extensive experience in complex, turnkey satellite communications networking. Chay holds a master’s degree in electrical, electronics and communications engineering from the University of Michigan and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2014.

John ChayBoard of Directors
ST Engineering iDirect, Singapore

Richard Pang is an Executive Director of Southeast Asia at Maxar responsible for business development of Maxar’s space infrastructure based in Singapore.

Mr. Pang has more than 30 years’ experience with international communications satellites and telecom services. Prior to Maxar, Mr. Pang spent 20 years with Telesat and Loral Skynet in various management positions including Head of Sales of Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Pang earned his BS in electrical engineering from University of Hong Kong, his MS in computer science from City University of Hong Kong, and his MBA from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Richard PangBoard of Directors
MAXAR, Singapore

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

Olivier Guilbert serves as South-East Asia Sales Director for Thales Alenia Space. In his current role, he oversees marketing and sales of Thales Alenia Space satellite portfolio for Telecommunications, Observation, Navigation and Science in South East Asia.

Guilbert has a long experience in various satellite and telecom business fields. Before this current assignment, he was Russia and Central Asia Sales Director for the Thales Alenia Space Telecommunications Business Unit and Location Solutions Sales Director for the Navigation Business Unit. Prior to that, Guilbert was Marketing Director for the satellite ground segments solutions of Alcatel Space. Guilbert held a number of project managerial positions for various Navigation and Telecommunications Satellite programs for Alcatel Space between 1994 and 2000 in the United States and in Europe.

Guilbert holds an Executive MBA and an Engineering degree in Telecom and Network. He currently resides in France with his wife and three kids.

Olivier GuilbertBoard of Directors
Thales Alenia Space, France

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

Patrick French is Executive Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy at ABS responsible for partnerships for new business opportunities as well as ABS’ consumer business portfolio. Patrick French has over 28 years of experience in market research analysis and satellite communications. Previously, Mr. French served as Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific, at Intelsat and as Senior Analyst for Northern Sky Research (NSR) LLC, where he was an industry thought leader in the assessment of emerging High Throughput Satellite (HTS).

Patrick FrenchBoard of Directors
ABS, Singapore