Hakan Sjodin has been named as the new managing director of SES Sirius replacing Per Norman who is leaving the company to head up the Swedish DTT platform Boxer.
Sjodin takes up his post on September 10 ahead of the launch of the new Sirius 4 satellite. “The satellite market is growing, partly because many new television channels are being launched and partly because the HDTV channels being introduced require significantly larger bandwidth than traditional TV channels,” he said. At the same time, the new satellite will extend the geographical coverage for SES Sirius to the east, which means new business opportunities in new markets.”
The former Nokia executive has worked for SES Sirius since 2001, most recently as vice president sales.