PARIS, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that from 27 April, Jean-Louis Robin will assume the post of Director of Human Resources of the Group, replacing Izy Béhar who is retiring from Eutelsat after 12 years with the company. Jean-Louis Robin will also oversee the Group's IT Department, headed by Jean-Michel Pernaut.
Jean-Louis will bring to Eutelsat extensive experience in human resource management in international groups, including almost 10 years at TDF where he was Group Secretary General and Human Resources Director, five years in subsidiaries and divisions of France Telecom and four years at Coca Cola Enterprise. He began his career in the energy sector, at Framatome (today Areva).
Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO said: "As Director of Human Resources since 1999, Izy has played a key role in steering staff through milestones that include Eutelsat's transformation into a private company in 2001 and the Group's stock market listing in 2005. During this time, we have more than doubled our human resource, with offices and teleports staffed by skilled professionals now operating in Europe, the Americas and Asia. I pay tribute to his commitment and professionalism throughout his tenure with Eutelsat."
"Jean-Louis will drive our Human Resource activities going forward as we pursue our expansion. His broad corporate talents and experience in international groups will support our commitment to constantly increase the expertise required to satisfy clients, to grow the business and to be a reference for service, innovation and responsibility."
Jean-Louis Robin is a French national and a graduate of IEP (Institut d'Etudes Politiques) of Paris.
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 28 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 31 December 2011, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,150 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are broadcast via its HOT BIRD video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.
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