Intelsat appoints Juan Pablo Cofino as regional VP of Latin America and the Caribbean

31 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

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Intelsat has named Juan Pablo Cofino as its new regional vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Intelsat has named Juan Pablo Cofino as its new regional vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean.

In his new role Cofino will be responsible for the development and implementation of Intelsat’s sales and regional go-to market strategies for the company’s broadband, mobile, media and government customers operating across the region.

Cofino will also be based in Intelsat’s Coral Gables office in Florida and report directly to Kurt Riegelman, senior vice president of sales, marketing and communications.

“Juan Pablo’s understanding of Latin American business culture, track record for recruiting and leading high-performing sales teams, and ability to cultivate valuable partner and customer networks make him an important addition to our team,” said Riegelman.

Prior to joining Intelsat Cofino served as president for Caribbean and Latin America at ATN International. For them he managed telecom operations in Guyana, the US Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Aruba and the Cayman Islands.

In this role he designed and coordinated business strategy and product initiatives for mobile wireless, broadband internet and home fixed business units as well as helped define the company’s vision, strategy, technical and commercial roadmap, financial budgets and capital allocation plans.

“As we work to support our customers’ business and growth objectives, Juan Pablo innately understands the complex communications challenges facing customers in the region. His strong background and skillset will prove instrumental as we continue to deliver secure, fast, seamless, high-quality broadband access and content distribution to businesses and communities throughout the region,” added Riegelman.

Before his time at ATN he held sales and business unit management positions at Millicom (Tigo) and Grupo Progreso. Cofino also holds a Bachelor of science in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh as well as a Masters of business administration in business, management, marketing and related support services from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.