Eutelsat has appointed Pascal Homsy its CTO, effective January 2021.
He will join Eutelsat from Thales Alenia Space, where he was head of the Space Telecommunications Business Line. Homsy has some 30 years’ experience of senior management positions within major international groups, notably the telecoms conglomerate, Alcatel/Lucent/Nokia and the IT Services leader, Atos.
A seasoned CTO, Homsy has headed teams specialised in IP platforms, voice and services, fixed networks, broadband wireless and mobile networks. In addition, he will bring end-to-end knowledge of Eutelsat’s value chain, having served in several global account management and sales support roles at Alcatel, where he was notably in charge of the relationship with Orange.
Homsy also has considerable international experience, having spent the early part of his career in charge of Alcatel’s activities in numerous APAC markets, and subsequently holding responsibility for EMEA in various technology and commercial roles.
Commenting on the appointment, Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer said: “I am confident that Pascal’s extensive skill-set will be a great asset to Eutelsat as we pursue the transformation of our group to capture the Connectivity opportunity”.
Homsy will sit on the Executive Committee. He will replace Yohann Leroy, who has decided to continue his professional career outside the group.