LeoSat Names Former SES Exec as Chief Commercial Officer
[Via Satellite 01-19-2016] LeoSat has appointed Ronald van der Breggen as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), responsible for managing the global sales and marketing operations of the operator and its future constellation of up to 108 High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
Van der Breggen has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and satellite industries. A native of the Netherlands, van der Breggen began his telecom career at KPN, rising to the position of VP of IP services. From 2003 to 2013, he served as VP of customer account management at SES. He also has experience at KPNQwest where he oversaw the design, roll-out, marketing and sales of all IP services on EuroRings, a newly-built pan-European fiber network. Since then van der Breggen has undertaken a number of consultancy assignments.
LeoSat expects its future constellation to provide point-to-point data connections to and from anywhere on Earth without the need for any terrestrial landings or transport. The data will be able to travel in its native form while encrypted and secured from end to end, according to the company. LeoSat recently concluded a feasibility study with Thales Alenia Space for its constellation design and deployment. The companies continue to work together on the next phase of development. Targeting enterprise-level communications markets, LeoSat plans to launch the Ka-band constellation in 2018 or 2019.