February 7, 2013
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that
has been co-opted to the Board as an independent director. He replaces
who has resigned his seat after almost three years as an independent director.
will also assume the chairmanship of the Audit Committee that was previously chaired by
, an Australian and French national, is Deputy CEO of Safran, the aerospace, defence and security company headquartered in
. Prior to joining Safran, in 2009, he was Vice-Chairman of Macquarie Capital (
) based in
. Previous executive appointments include Executive Board member, Finance and Strategy at PPR (Pinault, Printemps, Redoute), CFO of Thales and CFO of
. He is also a Board member of Faurecia, and Générale de Santé.
, Chairman of the Board, said:
"We are delighted to welcome Ross to the Board. His international profile and business and financial experience, including in the aerospace sector, add new weight to our skills as we assess
for the continued growth of Eutelsat. I also take this opportunity to express the Board's sincere appreciation to Olivier Rozenfeld for his significant contribut
ion to our work over the last
The appointment of
will be submitted for approval to the next shareholders' meeting.
About Eutelsat Communications (
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the
, significant parts of the Americas and the
, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading satellite operators. As of
30 September 2012
Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in
. The Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in
, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 750 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.
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