SES has appointed John-Paul Hemingway to the new created role of chief strategy and product officer (CSPO).
According to the company, he is charged with translating SES’s corporate vision into strategic action for the company’s networks and video markets, including its target applications, strategic partnerships, portfolio of solutions, and the space and network assets required to deliver them. The function brings together the corporate strategy, product, commercial operations, fleet development, innovation and marketing & sommunications teams, and is part of SES’s drive to be the most customer-centric, product-led organisation in the industry.
SES adds that with Hemingway’s appointment as CSPO, it is eliminating the role of SES Networks CEO while retaining the strong focus on its video and networks businesses and leveraging its innovative products and solutions. The resulting organisation is flatter, leaner and more customer oriented, with sales reporting directly to the CEO of SES.
Commenting on the appointment, Steve Collar, CEO of SES, said: “The pace of innovation and change is unprecedented in our space and having been a leader in the industry for over 35 years, we are putting in place the vision and focus to ensure that we will lead for the next 35.
“2022 is a pivotal year for SES as we launch the infrastructure that will grow and develop our business for the next decade. JP at the helm of our growth strategy and as a partner to our sales teams will be an integral part of our success”.