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19 July 2017
| James Pearce
Intelsat has announced a restructure of its leadership team and three new appointments to head up broadband, mobility and media services segments at the satellite company.
Current vice president of EMEA Jean-Philippe Gillet
(pictured above, centre) will lead a team overseeing strategy
and deployments in broadband as part of his new role as VP and
general manager of broadband. Gillet has more than 20 years of
experience working in the satellite industry, 14 years of which
were spent at Intelsat in a variety of sales leadership
Vice president of Americas Mark Rasmussen (above, left) will
head up Intelsat’s mobility unit, offering
satellite services across the maritime, oil and gas, and
aeronautics sectors. Rasmussen, who has been with Intelsat
since 2004, will be tasked with overseeing the expansion of
IntelsatOne Flex Maritime and Aeronautic managed services.
The restructure has also seen former Time Warner Cable exec
Robert Cerbone (above, right) join the satellite company,
heading up its media services business.
Cerbone most recently served as TWC VP and general manager
for wireless products, overseeing the company’s
relationship with Verizon Wireless.
In his new role, Cerbone will be responsible for the
development of Intelsat’s linear and non-linear
media strategy, new products and services, and new media
"This change to our leadership structure is a reflection of
the dynamic evolution currently taking place in the
telecommunications landscape," said Kurt Riegelman,
Intelsat’s SVP of sales and marketing.
"Our customers require transformative technology to solve
their challenges and ubiquitous, reliable connectivity that is
accessible anytime and anywhere. Our new organizational
structure, aligned more closely to the major customer sets
served by our business, meets those needs while bringing new
agility to our market presence, greater innovations and value
to our customers, and accelerated growth for our business