Five Industry Leaders Elected to GVF Board of Directors

Five Industry Leaders Elected to GVF Board of Directors

8 December 2020, LondonGVF announced that the following individuals have been elected to a two-year term to serve as members of GVF’s Board of Directors:

(1) Paul Deedman, Inmarsat
(2) Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat
(3) Simon Gray, Eutelsat
(4) Yasir Hassan, Arabsat
(5) Arunas Slekys, Hughes Network Systems

David Meltzer, GVF’s Secretary General, commented that

The election of these five industry leaders possessing extensive skills and experience in engineering, marketing, sales, regulatory and other areas speaks to the breadth of GVF’s position as the sole global trade association for the satellite industry. GVF’s Board plays a critical role in GVF being the global voice for the satellite industry and these five individuals will enable GVF to best represent the interests of the entire ecosystem of industry.


GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.
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