SES restructures management

Satellite operator SES has announced a new management structure as part of a strategy to streamline the management of its Astra and World Skies business units.

Under the chairmanship of Romain Bausch, the new SES executive committee now consists of Romain Bausch as president and CEO, Andrew Browne as chief financial officer, Martin Halliwell as chief technology officer, Ferdinand Kayser as chief commercial officer and Gerson Souto as chief development officer. Robert Bednarek, formerly president and CEO of SES World Skies, will assume a new role as strategic advisor to the SES president and CEO. 

“We are excited to serve our customers with a single face to the market and with our global fleet. By adapting our organisation, we expect to optimize the execution of our growth strategy and to maximize the potential for our satellites in emerging markets, to which the vast majority of our incremental upcoming capacity is dedicated,” said Romain Bausch, president and CEO of SES. “By streamlining the management structure of SES Astra, SES World Skies and SES Engineering, we expect to be in a stronger position to adapt to changes in the global market, and to continue to help our customers grow their businesses. The new organisational structure is also anticipated to deliver enhanced efficiencies with corresponding revenue, operating expense and EBITDA synergies for ongoing and future growth.”