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GSOA Elects Telesat’s CEO Dan Goldberg as New Chair

Dan Goldberg, GSOA new Chair. Credit: Telesat

Ibadan, 28 June 2023. – The Board of The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) has announced the election of Telesat’s CEO, Dan Goldberg, as its new Chair. The body also elected Eva Berneke, CEO of Eutelsat, as co-Vice Chair, alongside Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Yahsat, whom the body appointed earlier this year.

Following the recent combination with Global VSAT Forum (GVF), GSOA is now the only global association in the satellite industry to include members from all segments of the satellite ecosystem. Speaking on behalf of the industry during a period of transformation, GSOA focuses on growing awareness of the vital and positive impact of satellites on the world and advancing new opportunities for the entire industry.

Dan Goldberg, President and CEO of Telesat and newly elected GSOA Chair, said: “As the satellite industry continues to expand and innovate at an unprecedented rate, GSOA provides a critical platform for satellite operator collaboration and ensuring that together, we have a unified voice in shaping the future digital ecosystem. I’m glad to be GSOA’s next Chair as we collectively advocate for the satellite sector at the upcoming ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23).”

Likewise, Eva Berneke, CEO of Eutelsat and new GSOA Vice Chair, said, “Eutelsat wants to play an active role at a time of major transformational changes in the industry, with a booming connectivity market, breakthrough innovations, and a considerable increase in the number of players involved. I am glad to be part of a renewed leadership team for GSOA on the eve of a very important event for our industry, WRC23.”

The new leadership will lead the industry’s voice to secure sufficient spectrum to enable the industry to advance its critical role in connecting the world.

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