Satnews Daily
February 26th, 2014

Intelsat—Moving On Up, French To Head Of Business Development, APAC (Business)

[SatNews]  Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has appointed 25-year satellite industry veteran Patrick French as Head of Business Development in the Asia Pacific region.
In his new role, Mr. French will be responsible for helping to develop and implement Intelsat’s strategy for the region. He will be based in Singapore and report directly to Dee Schwalb, Intelsat’s Vice President, Business Development & Satellite Related Services. Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. French served as Senior Analyst & Head, Singapore Representative Office, for Northern Sky Research (NSR) LLC. He joined NSR in September 2003 and during his tenure, Mr. French expanded NSR's coverage of the satellite industry into areas such commercial satellite supply and demand modeling, video distribution and contribution, and DTH. He also spearheaded NSR’s assessment of emerging High Throughput Satellite (HTS).
From 1990 to 1999, Mr. French was a staff member of the International Space University (ISU), first in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then for nearly seven years at ISU's Central Campus in Strasbourg, France. Following his work at ISU, Mr. French joined Frost & Sullivan, reaching the position of Strategic Analyst for the Satellite Communications group. Mr. French holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and attended the 1999 ISU Summer Session in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He is fluent in French. In addition to Terry Bleakly, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, Mr. French will be available to provide expert commentary and market analysis on key issues impacting the satellite industry in the Asia Pacific region.