Hispasat Names New President Jordi Hereu
Jordi Hereu is now president of Hispasat after the company’s board of directors approved the appointment on Oct. 8. Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), which holds 7.41% of Hispasat’s shares, proposed during an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting that Hereu take over for Rosario Martínez Manzanedo, who had held the position for about a year.
Hereu has held several positions in city government in Barcelona, and served as mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011. He then co-founded the company Fledge Barcelona and presides over IdenCity and Barcelona Plataforma Empresarial, both specialising in strategic consulting.
Hispasat is a Spanish satellite operator owned by Red Eléctrica Group. Earlier this year, the operator contracted with Thales Alenia Space to construct the Amazonas Nexus satellite, which will replace Amazonas 2 in the 61º West orbital position, and expand its capabilities.