Eutelsat Communications has appointed Ethan Lavan as director of the Group’s In-Orbit Resources Division.
Prior to joining Eutelsat, Ethan was responsible for regulatory policy and management of service and spectrum licences at global level for Inmarsat Global, the UK-based mobile satellite services operator, which he joined in 2002. From 1989 to 2001, he held various responsibilities at Alcatel Space Industries, including head of regulatory standards coordination for the SkyBridge broadband satellite programme. He was also in charge of monitoring advanced research programmes in space telecommunications within the framework of partnerships with the European Commission.
Commenting on Ethan’s arrival, Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen said in a statement: “Ethan brings to Eutelsat an extensive knowledge of telecommunications regulations, technologies and services in addition to experience and familiarity with the workings of regional and international bodies, including the ITU, ETSI and the European Commission. This track record will further strengthen Eutelsat’s ability to optimise our in-orbit resources and contribute to ensuring that regulatory environments continue to allow for the expansion of satellite-based services.”