Eutelsat Communications announced that Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet is joining the group as chief commercial officer and member of the executive committee, succeeding Andrew Wallace who is leaving Eutelsat to pursue other professional interests. Jean-François will join Eutelsat on April 16 to assume overall responsibility for Eutelsat’s commercial activities.
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet brings 30 years of experience in IT and telecoms to Eutelsat. He has held commercial strategy, sales and marketing positions in Europe and North America at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cap Gemini and Bull, and has also been President of the IDATE Foundation(1). Jean-François is a French national and a graduate of the Ecole des Mines.
“Eutelsat’s ambition is to consolidate its place in broadcast and broadband markets with the highest quality of service, and to leverage innovation that can expand the role of satellites in the digital economy. Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet’s background in international telecom markets and his experience in developing sales and partner relationships will add to our commercial strengths and I am very pleased to welcome his broad talents to our management team,” commented Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat. “I thank Andrew for his commitment to our group and wish him continued success in his career.”