Eutelsat Appoints Jean-Claude Tshipama To Oversee Broadband Services in Africa
Tshipama’s important responsibility in his new role is to ensure that Eutelsat’s broadband business gets successfully deployed across the continent, drawing on the in-orbit resources of the Al Yah 3 satellite, which will go into 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 known as African Broadband satellite.
Tshipama is an alumnus of McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA. His career in the telecommunications sector started early in the year 2000. He was appointed as the Commercial Director of Celtel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), then moved on to function as Director of Sales and Distribution at Digicel Group in the Caribbean and Pacifica, and served as Director of Sales and Distribution for nineteen countries in Africa at Microsoft Corporation. Very recently, he performed the duties of CEO at Canal+ in DRC.
Eutelsat S.A. provides satellite-based video, business, mobile services, and broadband networks and to broadcasters, corporate network integrators, telecommunication operators, and companies located in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The broadband company owns and operates satellites that provide capacity services to international telecommunications operators and broadcasting companies.