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President

Terry Bleakley
President
Intelsat, New Zealand

Terry Bleakley serves in a senior advisory role for Intelsat, based out of New Zealand, involved in strategic initiatives within the company. He began serving as Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific in November 2010. In the role, Mr. Bleakley was responsible for the management of Intelsat’s sales and marketing activities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to the position, Mr. Bleakley served as Vice President Sales and Marketing and Vice President, Commercial Operations for MEASAT from 2006 to 2010. From 2000-2006, he served with Intelsat and PanAmSat in senior sales and sales-management positions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Bleakley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Business Studies from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Board of Directors

Anggoro K. Widiawan
Board of Directors
Telkomsat, Indonesia

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.

Baozhong Huang
Board of Directors
APT Satellite, Hong Kong

Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite Company Ltd (APT) is responsible for marketing and sales. Before joining in APT, he had been working in a series of senior positions such as the Vice President of China Satellite Communications Corporation, Vice President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited and Vice President of China’s SINO Satellite Company Limited.

Mr. Huang graduated as a Master of Science and engaged in the space industry ever since his graduation. He was a Chinese licensed lawyer with strong technical and engineering background and accumulated rich experiences in areas relating to legal affairs, investment, project management, risk management, marketing and sales.

Daniel Kim
Board of Directors
KT SAT, South Korea

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.

Eddie Kato
Board of Directors
Astroscale, Japan

Eddie serves as President and Managing Director of Astroscale in Tokyo, Japan. Astroscale Japan is one of the business units under Astroscale Holdings (others are Astroscale US and Astroscale UK), and employs about 200 people. Astroscale Japan covers businesses in Asia Pacific and Middle East. Astroscale offers various On-Orbit Services (OOS) including active debris removal (ADR), In-space situational awareness (ISSA), end of life satellite removal (EOL), GEO life extension (LEXI), etc. For this assignment, Eddie is stationed in Japan after spending more than 30 years in the US.

Prior to Astroscale, Eddie successfully built and ran his own strategic advisory firm, HISe, Inc. for 8 years, mainly serving Asian clients. Prior to this, Eddie worked at Thales. He served as CEO of North American subsidiary (Washington DC, USA), Senior VP at Headquarters (Cannes, France), and VP & GM at Asia Pacific Office (Beijing, China).

Eric Imbert
Board of Directors
Thales Alenia Space, France

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.

Gregg Daffner
Board of Directors
GapSat, France

Gregg is CEO of GapSat, an innovative venture that leases or arranges for the lease of entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use at their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own custom-built satellite. Gregg is also president of G3 Global Communications, a satellite consulting firm focused on strategic planning, business development, transactional and regulatory advice. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). He is a former television producer and communications attorney who was the head of satellite services for Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Telecom, Vice President for PanAmSat and Lockheed Martin Corp, and Director of International Policy for the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) where he was instrumental in the promotion of private enterprise in space.

Gregg is a founding member and a Director serving since the inception of APSCC in 1994; the Chairman of the Cable and Satellite Broadcast Association of Asia (CASBAA) Satellite Wireless Action Group; a member of the Board of Governors and Secretary of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC); and the Asian Attache for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).

Hirokazu Hirata
Board of Directors
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

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.

Kenichi Shimotsuma
Board of Directors
SKY Perfect JSAT, Japan

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.

Kevin Seow
Board of Directors
SES, Singapore

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.

Patrick French
Board of Directors
ABS, 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).

Paul Mattear
Board of Directors
Amazon Web Services, USA

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.

Rizwan Parvez
Board of Directors
MAXAR, USA

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.

Vivian Quenet
Board of Directors
Arianespace, Singapore

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.

Yau Chyong Lim
Board of Directors
MEASAT, Malaysia

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.