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Eutelsat appoints Laurence Delpy as General Manager of the Video Business Unit and Cyril Dujardin as General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit
Paris, 5 September 2022 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the appointment of Laurence Delpy as General Manager of the Video Business Unit and Cyril Dujardin as General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit. These two appointments are at the core of Eutelsat’s telecom pivot, which will be further strengthened by the combination of Eutelsat and OneWeb announced in July. The creation of two business units (BU) will enhance customer-centricity, boost efficiency and foster growth. Laurence Delpy and Cyril Dujardin join Eutelsat’s Executive Committee as of 29 August 2022 and 10 October 2022 respectively.
Throughout her global career, Laurence Delpy has lived and worked in Asia for most of her professional life, including Singapore and China, where she has put her customer centricity to good use by addressing markets with different maturities and cultures. A tech enthusiast, Laurence has held leadership positions in the telecom industry, including driving R&D teams and demonstrating her ability to collaborate and engage with teams with highly diverse profiles. She also has a robust experience in managing P&Ls in challenging environments, having addressed technological changes in the mobile telecom segment, while successfully creating value in structurally eroding businesses. Laurence comes to Eutelsat from Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, where she served as Vice President of the EMEA Service Provider business.
Cyril Dujardin has extensive international experience in the Tech industry (smart cards, biometrics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence). He has headed complex organisations experiencing various business cycles, from growth to performance improvement to turnaround. Most recently, he has managed full P&Ls covering a large array of products and services. Cyril will be joining Eutelsat on the 10 of October from Atos where he holds the position of Deputy Head of the Big Data and Security Business line.
Michel Azibert, Eutelsat Deputy CEO, will act as interim General Manager for the Connectivity Business Unit, pending Cyril Dujardin’s arrival.
Commenting on these announcements, Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Eva Berneke said: “Both Laurence and Cyril will have the mission of structuring and developing our two Video and Connectivity Business Units in a fast-growing global market. These BUs will build a unique service offering that will be further reinforced by our combination with OneWeb. I am confident that Laurence and Cyril have the strategic vision and operational capabilities to successfully take on these challenges in order to best address the large spectrum of our customers’ needs.”
About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Committed to promoting all facets of sustainable development across its business activities, Eutelsat leverages its in-orbit resources to help bridge the digital divide while maintaining a safe and uncluttered space environment. As an attractive and socially responsible employer, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.
Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).
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