SES has appointed John-Paul Hemingway as CEO of SES Networks, succeeding Steve Collar, who officially takes on his new position as SES president and CEO.
Hemingway will join the executive committee of SES, which comprises Collar, CFO Andrew Browne, CEO of SES Video Ferdinand Kayser, chief strategy and development officer Christophe De Hauwer, CTO Martin Halliwell, chief human resources officer Evie Roos and chief legal officer John Purvis.
Hemingway previously served as SES Networks’ EVP, product, marketing and strategy, where he was responsible for business development, strategy, product development and management as well as marketing. He was the CMO of O3b Networks before SES acquired the company and integrated it into its data-focused business unit, SES Networks. Hemingway joined O3b from the network specialist Ciena where he held various senior management roles in strategy, sales, product, marketing and technical functions. He holds a PhD in Optical Communications from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
“John-Paul was instrumental in the outstanding success of O3b and its integration into SES,” said Collar. “Not only is John-Paul an executive with extensive skill sets and experiences in numerous disciplines, his background in the telecommunications and network industry also means that he has great insights into what our customers are seeking when building and managing their network and business solutions. I have no doubt that John-Paul will set out to lead the teams and achieve the vision of SES Networks to capture significant growth potential in our different markets and segments and become a leading global communications service provider.”