Eutelsat Appoints New CEO to Head Broadband in Africa

Jean-Claude Tshipama, CEO of Broadband in Africa, Eutelsat. Photo Credit: REA

Eutelsat Communications has finalized the staffing of its teams in charge of broadband activities with the appointment of Jean-Claude Tshipama to head broadband in Africa. In his new role as CEO of Broadband in Africa, Tshipama’s core mission is to ensure that Eutelsat’s broadband business is successfully deployed across Africa, drawing on the in-orbit resources of the Al Yah 3 satellite, expected to enter operational service next summer. The operation of the Al Yah 3 satellite will be followed next year by the launch of the KONNECT satellite, formerly called African Broadband satellite.

Tshipama started his career in the telecommunications industry in the 2000s. He was the commercial director of Celtel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), director of sales and distribution at Digicel Group, and later director of sales and distribution for Africa at Microsoft Corporation. More recently, he served as CEO of Canal+ in DRC. He sits as a non-executive director on the Board of Equity Bank in Kenya.



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