Chaired by Dominique d'Hinnin, the Eutelsat Communications Board of Directors is made up of 15 members, 53% of whom are women and 67% of whom are independent Directors. There are nine different nationalities.
A seat of Board censeur is occupied permanently by the Executive Secretary of the EUTELSAT Intergovernmental Organization. Two representatives of the Social and Economic Committee (CSE) of the Company’s operating subsidiary, Eutelsat S.A., participate in Board meetings as observers.
Selected for their knowledge, integrity, independent spirit and their determination to serve the interests of all shareholders, Board members reflect a diverse range of experience, nationalities and cultures. They are committed to vigilant corporate governance, best practices, risk management and compliance.
* Independent Directors
Sunil Bharti Mittal was appointed Vice-Chairman of Eutelsat Communications S.A. on 28 September 2023.
Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s foremost first-generation corporations with interests in telecom, space communications, digital solutions, insurance, agri-processed foods, real estate and hospitality. Bharti has joint ventures with several global partners like SingTel, SoftBank, AXA, Del Monte and the UK Government, amongst others.
Sunil Bharti Mittal has served as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of GSM Association concurrently from 2016 to 2018. He has been a Trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2009 to 2021. Sunil is serving as Chair of the B20 Action Council on African Economic Integration during India’s G20 Presidency. He is also a serving Commissioner at the International Telecommunication Union/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and a member of the Global Board of Advisors at the Council on Foreign Relations. Sunil has served on the boards of several multinational companies including Unilever PLC, Standard Chartered Bank PLC and SoftBank Corp.
Sunil Bharti Mittal born on October 23, 1957, is an Indian National.
Shravin Bharti Mittal is the Founder of Unbound and the Managing Director of Bharti Global Limited, the international investment arm of the Bharti family, with interests in telecom, real estate, energy and technology.
Unbound is one of the top-performing global technology investment firms, focusing on financial services, enterprise software, logistics, and health & wellness. Unbound has 27 investments including Databricks, Asana, Cars24, Motorway, Deep Instinct and Stripe.
Between 2016 and 2017, Shravin was an Investor at SoftBank Vision Fund, a US$100 billion fund that invests in technology companies. Prior to that, Shravin was an Assistant Director at Better Capital, a private equity firm in London, from 2014 to 2015. Shravin was responsible for turning around distressed businesses in the retail and manufacturing industry.
Between 2010 and 2012, Shravin was a manager at Airtel Africa, where he was part of the senior management team spearheading the post-acquisition integration of Zain. Following his tenure in Africa, Shravin joined the Airtel India team to launch 3G. Prior to that he worked with J.P. Morgan in investment banking covering technology, media and telecommunications.
Shravin holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath and a master’s degree and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Shravin Bharti Mittal, born on August 31, 1987, is an British national.
An Economics and Business Administration graduate at Stockholm University, Mia Brunell Livfors’ has been CEO of the Axel Johnson AB Group since 2015, CEO of the Kinnevik Group between 2006 and 2014 and CFO of the Modern Times Group MTG AB between 2001 and 2006. Mia has extensive Chairman and Director experience on various international listed, public and private company boards. Mia’s experience ranges across various industries including retail B2B and B2C, food, IT, telecoms, media, industry, fashion, beauty and solar energy.
Mia Brunell Livfors, born on November 30, 1965, is a Swedish national.
Florence Parly, graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and former student of the Ecole nationale d'administration has extensive experience in policy and government.
She began her civil career in 1987 in the Budget Department. She worked in various ministerial cabinets later serving as Secretary of State for the Budget from 2000 to 2002 and as Minister of the Armed Forces from 2017 to 2022.
She has also served in senior leadership roles in the private sector, as Director of Investment Strategy then as Deputy CEO of Air France and then CEO of SNCF Voyageurs. She is currently also Supervisory Board member of Caisse des Dépôts, senior advisor of Jolt Capital (technology growth investing), Director of Newcleo (developing innovative nuclear reactors) and Chair of the Board of Directors of the French National Conservatory of Science and Technology (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers).
Florence Parly, born on 8 May 1963, is a French national.
Elena Ciallie joined UKGI as Executive Director in October 2020, focusing on providing corporate governance and corporate finance advice to government. In addition to her role at UKGI, she presently is a Non-Executive Director at illimity Bank, a digital only SME focused bank headquartered in Milan, Italy.
Prior to her current roles, she had a 25-year career in investment banking at Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Ondra Partners advising companies across Europe on financial strategy, capital raising and capital allocation.
Elena Ciallie, born on September 7, 1967, is a British and Italian national.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Korea University and an MBA from Stanford University, Dong Wan Yoo was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and a manager at Arthur D Little before joining the Hanwha Group in 2006 where he has spent the last 16 years in corporate strategic planning, business development and investment management.
Dong Wan Yoo is currently the senior executive vice president of Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace where he leads space businesses spanning satellite communications, earth observation, advanced air mobility, space missions and rocket construction.
Dong Wan Yoo, born on January 25, 1971, is a South Korean national.
The Eutelsat Communications Executive Committee's members define and execute the Group's strategy whose principal directions are reviewed by the Board of Directors.
David Bath became Chief Information Officer on the merger of Eutelsat with OneWeb in September 2023. Working across the Group, David will oversee the delivery of services and end-to-end journeys for customers, employees and partners. This spans digital, data, security, IP Networks and IT infrastructure capabilities, and he manages the IT roadmap, architecture and delivery.
At OneWeb, in his role as Senior Vice President Products, Platforms and Networks, David had responsibility for building teams and driving performance across commercial, technology, and operations. His remit included sales engineering, connectivity products, digital products, shared services, global networks and cyber security.
David joined OneWeb in July 2018 as Chief Solutions Architect, charged with linking the digital experience to the network capabilities. Previously, David held roles at Inmarsat in engineering, corporate strategy, product management and product development. Here he built products ranging from silicon chips to IT platforms, led the specification and contracting of the Global Xpress network, and transacted several large M&A deals.
David is an Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol and advises the University on how best to equip students with the skills to succeed in modern high technology organizations. He holds a First Class Masters in Electronic Engineering.
Stephen Beynon became Co-General Manager of Eutelsat OneWeb on the merger of Eutelsat with OneWeb in September 2023. Stephen and his Co-General Manager will together drive the Group’s ambition for customer centric, reliable and innovative connectivity product portfolios and profitable revenue growth across the vertical markets of Aviation, Maritime, Enterprise, Telco and Government connectivity.
Stephen joined OneWeb in May 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer where he is responsible for driving our strategy to achieve growth and commercial success for OneWeb and for its partners.
Prior to OneWeb, Stephen worked in the energy sector at Aggreko where he was President of Power Solutions, and Centrica where he ran British Gas Business and British Gas Residential Energy.
Previously, Stephen worked in telecoms for more than 20 years. During this time, he led the B2B and wholesale divisions of Virgin Media in the UK and Optus in Australia, and the B2C business of Eir in Ireland. He began his career at Mercury Communications in London.
Massimiliano became Chief Operations Officer on the merger of Eutelsat with OneWeb in September 2023. Massimiliano leads the team responsible for all infrastructure-run activities, including Satellite Operations Centers (SOC), Network Operations Centers (NOC), Satellite Network Portals (SNPs), Teleports, PMO and Quality. Importantly Massimiliano also leads the completion of the LEO Gen1 service roll-out.
Previously at OneWeb, in his role as Chief Technology Officer, led the engineering teams, the design, manufacture and delivery of OneWeb’s satellites, launch programme, systems, ground and user terminal , R&D, as well as satellite operations. He was also responsible for the design of the next generation of system infrastructure aspiring to achieve outstanding technical solutions and innovation.
Massimiliano joined OneWeb in April 2018 and as part of the core executive team supported the fund-raising effort that successfully secured $1.25B in 2019 as well as the sales effort to HMG and Bharti and therefore exit from Chapter 11 in 2020.
Massimiliano was SVP, Space Segment & System Architecture at Inmarsat, leading the design, procurement and deployment of several multibillion programs and previously VP Spacecraft Platform Engineering and Launch Systems at SES. Massimiliano began his career at the European Space Agency and holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rome.
Vanessa Mahoney became Chief Communications Officer of Eutelsat Group following the merger of Eutelsat and OneWeb.
She joined OneWeb as Chief of Staff to support the resumption of business operations as OneWeb emerged from Chapter 11 in November 2020. During this time, she held positions leading customer success, sales operations, corporate comms, government affairs, marketing and internal comms teams, as OneWeb successfully introduced commercial service and completed its global constellation. She was also responsible for overseeing the successful integration of the OneWeb and Eutelsat businesses.
Previously, Vanessa was Vice President, Transformation at Thomson Reuters where she led a portfolio of strategic change programs including the integration of flagship legal software acquisition HighQ, the transformation of Thomson Reuters business in Latin America to a SaaS business model and the global rebrand which followed the merger of Thomson and Reuters. Prior, she was head of marketing at Reuters, and then Thomson Reuters, having started her career at FinTech pioneer, Misys, as marketing and PR manager.