Belmer will replace 43-year old Elie Girard who suffered a row of setbacks this year that sent the company’s share price down by more than 40% and excluded Atos from the top stock exchange index CAC40.
Eutelsat has not yet announced a successor.
The French telecommunications and media tycoon Patrick Drahi had recently made an offer to take over Eutelsat for 2.4 billion Euros; Eutelsat rejected that offer. It is now speculated, however, that Drahi might prepare a new, revised offer.
Belmer, 52, joined Eutelsat in 2015. He previously led the French pay-TV group Canal Plus, owned by the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
One of Belmer´s predecessors at the helm of Atos is the European Commissioner for Internal Markets, Thierry Breton.