SES has appointed John-Paul Hemingway as the CEO of SES Networks with effect from April 5, 2018, succeeding Steve Collar who officially takes on his new position as President and CEO of SES.
In his new function, Hemingway will join the Executive Committee of SES which will then be comprised of Steve Collar (President & CEO), Andrew Browne (Chief Financial Officer), Ferdinand Kayser (CEO SES Video), Christophe De Hauwer (Chief Strategy and Development Officer), Martin Halliwell (Chief Technology Officer), Evie Roos (Chief Human Resources Officer) and John Purvis (Chief Legal Officer).
Hemingway previously served as SES Networks’ Executive Vice President of Product, Marketing and Strategy where he was responsible for business development, strategy, product development and management as well as marketing. He was the Chief Marketing Officer 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 and is a British citizen.
SES President & CEO Steve Collar noted that John-Paul was instrumental in the outstanding success of O3b and its integration into SES. John-Paul an executive with extensive skill sets and experiences in numerous disciplines and his background in the telecommunications and network industry also means that he has great insights into what SES customers are seeking when building and managing their network and business solutions.