Eutelsat has appointed Yohann Leroy as its CTO, succeeding Raphaël Mussalian.

He will be responsible for ensuring Eutelsat continues to exploit and invest in key satellite and terrestrial technologies for the benefit of its customers.

His responsibilities encompass leading Eutelsat’s in-orbit expansion programme including satellite procurement, launch as well as in-orbit and network operations from its teleports around the globe, and driving Eutelsat’s long-term satellite technology roadmap.

Leroy joined Eutelsat in 2010 as director of strategy before assuming the role of director of engineering in 2013.

From 2007 to 2010 he was technical advisor, in charge notably of the digital economy and industrial policy, in the office of the French Prime Minister.

Raphaël Mussalian will continue to contribute his experience to Eutelsat as special advisor on technology strategy reporting to Michel de Rosen, chairman and CEO.