Africa Special 2015 - Page 3

africa061115.qxp_africa 06/11/2015 10:31 Page 2 Jakins named Intelsat’s VP Sales, Africa ntelsat has named Brian Jakins as the company’s regional vice president of sales in Africa. Jakins will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report to Jean-Philippe Gillet, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. With over two decades of experience in the technology sector, including services to enterprises and mobile operators, Jakins will I “Brian has a proven track record lead Intelsat’s African sales team and support the growth of Intelsat’s broadband, mobility and media customers operating in the region. understanding of the opportunities facing media and broadband customers in the region will be essential, particularly as we prepare to launch Intelsat 33e, our next-generation Intelsat EpicNG satellite. I look forward to He will also be working closely with Brian and his team as responsible for the Intelsat brings new satellite solutions to Africa design and that will deliver the higher performance and implementation of the improved economics necessary to allow company’s sales customers in the region to meet changing strategy and business content distribution and broadband demands, development across Africa. and capitalise on fast-growing new appli