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New CFO for Intelsat

Jacques Kerrest

Jacques Kerrest

Satellite operator Intelsat has named  Jacques Kerrest as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, reporting to CEO Stephen Spengler.

Kerrest will be responsible for the leadership of Intelsat’s financial operations, including capital markets, accounting, treasury, financial planning, investor relations and corporate development.

He joins Intelsat from DPC Data, where he was president and led the company’s efforts in providing disclosure-related data products and specialized data services to the municipal bond marketplace in the US. His CV also includes a stint as CFO at UK cable operator Virgin Media.

Spengler said, “Jacques brings a wealth of experience to Intelsat.  He has a strong track record of leading the finance organizations of large, complex and global corporations.  His deep financial expertise in the telecom and media sectors will provide new perspectives within our management team.  I have confidence that his financial acumen, corporate finance background and sector knowledge will play an instrumental role in shaping our financial priorities and in the attainment of our operational and long-term strategic goals.”