Sea Launch AG Announces Resignation of President

Kjell Karlsen Sea Launch

Kjell Karlsen. Photo: Sea Launch

[Via Satellite 02-27-2014] Sea Launch AG has announced that its president, Kjell Karlsen will resign on Feb. 28, 2014 to pursue other opportunities outside the space industry. The company’s senior executive team will carry out Karlsen’s responsibilities after his departure. Karlsen started with Sea Launch in 1999, and has been president since 2008.

“I am appreciative of the opportunities that I have been given while at Sea Launch and will forever be grateful for my time here,” said Karlsen. “Through the growing participation of RSC Energia, I believe the evolution of the company going forward will allow it to continue to innovate and create value for world’s satellite operator community. I am very proud to have been able to represent Sea Launch for the past 14 years, and I am looking forward to working in a new industry with a new set of challenges and opportunities.”

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