Philippe Oliva has been appointed executive VP of sales and products at Eutelsat, effective September 3.
He will report to Michel Azibert, deputy CEO and chief commercial & development officer, with a view to succeeding him as commercial director in 2019. Azibert will continue to serve as deputy CEO.
Oliva was previously VP and MD of Strategic Accounts at IBM, which he joined in 1999 after starting his career at CIMAD. He held several other senior positions at IBM including head of business services France and VP of integrated technology services.
Commenting on the appointment, Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Philippe Oliva to Eutelsat, where he will bring his extensive experience of sales organisation in a high-tech international company. His expertise will undoubtedly contribute to further enhancing the quality of the solutions and services we offer our clients.
“Michel’s contribution to Eutelsat’s development is invaluable. I am delighted he will continue to apply his experience and leadership as deputy CEO.”