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ESOA appoints Eutelsat boss as chairman

The European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) has appointed Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen as its new chairman of the board. 

The appointment was made at ESOA’s annual general meeting, which also saw Dave McGlade, CEO of Intelsat, re-elected as first vice chairman and Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, elected second vice chairman.

Rosen succeeds former Telenor CEO Cato Halsaa in the chairman role. Paying tribute to his predecessor, he said: “During the last year, under Cato’s leadership, ESOA has been shaping the Brussels debate around spectrum.

“The goal is to ensure recognition of the role of satellites by demonstrating our sector’s heavy use of radio frequencies and by promoting an honest debate about what spectrum is actually required for what services.”