In this capacity, David will succeed Mustapha Elriz who founded the company in 2006 and who served as that firm's and he will remain a major shareholder and will hold a position as a Member of the Senior Advisory Board.
In order to provide for a smooth transition process, David joined SATConsult in March of this year to work by Mustapha's side in the position of Deputy Managing Director. David brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and satellite services industries and a balanced track record in international strategy and the management and development of organizations. Previously, David served as Vice President, Head of Strategic Development — Secure Communications at Airbus Defence & Space — CIS from 2014 and Vice President, Sales & Business Development — Government Communications from 2008. David also managed the London-based satellite operator Europe*Star (sold to Intelsat in 2005) after holding several managerial positions in Alcatel Space (now Thales Alenia Space).
Following his nomination, David Chégnion said he thanked Mustapha and Pacôme for the trust that they have placed in me in allowing me to continue the work initiated by Mustapha. I am especially grateful to Mustapha for his continued support and confidence over the decades that we have known each other."
Mustapha Elriz said he had enjoyed his time at the helm of SATConsult and wished to thank all the great people that he's been privileged to work with and he is pleased to be able to take a step back and hand the reins over to an expert such as David. Together with his deep industry knowledge and global business experience, he has all the skills necessary to continue the leadership of the company and establish new directions..
Pacôme Révillon, CEO of the Euroconsult Group, added that on behalf of the Euroconsult Group, he thanked Mustapha for his extraordinary achievements at SATConsult. As founder, Mustapha built SATConsult from the ground up to form a company which, today, has the confidence of many prestigious entities.