Luxembourg – Satellite service provider Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has appointed 25-year satellite industry veteran Patrick French as Head of Business Development in the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, French will be responsible for helping to develop and implement Intelsat’s strategy for the region. He will be based in Singapore and report directly to Dee Schwalb, Intelsat’s Vice President, Business Development & Satellite Related Services.

Prior to joining Intelsat, French served as Senior Analyst & Head, Singapore Representative Office, for Northern Sky Research (NSR) LLC. He joined NSR in September 2003 and during his tenure, French expanded NSR’s coverage of the satellite industry into areas such commercial satellite supply and demand modelling, video distribution and contribution, and DTH. He also spearheaded NSR’s assessment of emerging High Throughput Satellite (HTS).