Eutelsat appoints Pascal Homsy chief technical officer

Eutelsat appoints Pascal Homsy chief technical officer

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Eutelsat Communications (Eutelsat) has appointed Pascal Homsy as its new chief technical officer.

Homsy succeeds Yohann Leroy who has decided to leave the company for undisclosed reasons. 

He joins Eutelsat from Thales Alenia Space where he served as space telecommunications business line. He enters the role with some 30 years’ experience of senior management positions within major international groups, most notably he worked for telecoms conglomerate, Alcatel/Lucent/Nokia and the IT Services leader, Atos.

“I am confident that Pascal’s extensive skill-set will be a great asset to Eutelsat as we pursue the transformation of our group to capture the Connectivity opportunity,” said Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat Communications. “I take this opportunity to warmly thank Yohann for his key contribution to Eutelsat’s development and to wish him well in his future endeavours.”

In addition, Homsy has headed teams specialised in IP Platforms, voice and services, fixed networks, broadband wireless and mobile networks. He also his brings end-to-end knowledge of Eutelsat’s value chain, having served in several global account management and sales support roles at Alcatel, where he was notably in charge of the relationship with Orange.

Homsy also has considerable international experience, having spent the early part of his career in charge of Alcatel’s activities in numerous APAC markets, and then being responsible for EMEA in various technology and commercial roles.

Homsy will join Eutelsat in January 2021 and will sit on the executive committee.

In other news, Eutelsat struck a multi-year distribution deal with Paratus  to bring high quality network connectivity to South Africa.

Under the terms of the agreement, Paratus will use operational flexibility and power of EUTELSAT KONNECT, the new-gen high throughput satellite to bring connectivity to remote and rural locations across South Africa.

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