Eutelsat Communications Appoints Philippe Oliva as COO, Jean-Hubert Lenotte as Head of Deployment Department
Eutelsat Communications announced several changes to its Executive Committee, as part of a generational renewal of its management body. These changes will be effective as of July 1.
Philippe Oliva, currently Executive Vice-President, Sales and Products, will succeed Michel Azibert as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for defining and supervising the commercial policy, as well as generating revenue for the Group.
Jean-Hubert Lenotte, currently Director of Strategy and Strategic Marketing, will also be taking charge of the Deployment Department and will be responsible for Eutelsat’s satellite fleet, frequency management, and resource planning. This newly revamped department will now be known as the Strategy and Resources Department.
Azibert will remain Deputy Chief Executive Officer and, in this role, will participate in all matters of importance to the Group.
Previously Director of Deployment, Jacques Dutronc will become Director of Development, coordinating Group-wide business development projects.
Azibert, Dutronc, Lenotte, and Oliva will report to Rodolphe Belmer, Group Chief Executive Officer, alongside the other members of the Executive Committee: Yohann Leroy, Julie Burguburu, Antoine Mingalon, and Sandrine Téran.
Oliva began his career as a consultant in the consultancy firm CIMAD, before joining IBM in 1999, where he held several senior positions. These included head of Business Services France, then Vice President of the services offered by the Technological Infrastructure Department. He also coordinated the launch of the Cloud business and Hybrid Cloud services in France, then in the United States, where he spent several years. He held the position of Vice President in charge of strategic accounts at IBM before joining Eutelsat in September last year.
Lenotte began his career with the Bouygues Group, taking part in the creation of its subsidiary Bouygues Telecom in 1994. In 1997, he joined the McKinsey firm in Paris, where he was appointed Associate Director in 2004. In 2009, he joined McKinsey’s global Telecommunications, Media and Technology Division, where he was in charge notably of consumer-related issues. He joined Eutelsat as Director of Strategy in 2013 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2016 as Director of Strategy and Strategic Marketing.