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Top Industry Executives Elected to World Teleport Association Board of Directors

Thursday, April 01, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Directors representing Europe, the Americas and Asia elected to new terms

(New York City, April 24, 2010) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced the results of elections for its Board of Directors for the fiscal year that began April 1, 2010. Elected to three-year terms on WTA’s Board were:

David Justin, CEO, GlobeCast America. Mr. Justin was tapped to head GlobeCast’s Americas unit in 2009 after a successful tenure as CEO of GlobeCast Asia, where he doubled the company’s revenues in three years and oversaw the broadcasting of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Prior to his positions with GlobeCast, he headed the business unit of France Telecom Long Distance charged with providing services to satellite operators.

Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec. Mr. Van Herck was appointed CEO in 2006, after serving as the company’s Director of Business Development for Asia. Prior to joining Newtec, he served as Senior Manager at Accenture and Head of Satellite Services at Belgacom, where he was a member of the Eutelsat Board of Signatories.

Mr. Mahendra Nath Vyas, Director, Essel Shyam Communications. Mr. Vyas is a co-founder and member of the management team of this prominent Indian teleport, to which he brings decades of experience in satellite communications with companies including Bharat Electronics and the Indian Space Research Organization. As a design engineer, he developed subsystems for India’s first communications satellite transponder, defense VSAT networks and digital SCPC VSAT networks.

"The Board of the Association continues to attract the best and brightest in our business from around the world,” said Board Chairman Chris Russell. "We are very lucky to have access to the expertise and experience of these gentlemen as WTA continues to expand and enhance its services to members and the industry.”

About World Teleport Association
WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry. More information is available at www.worldteleport.org

For more information, please contact:
Orly Konig Lopez
240-425-3283 (mobile)
orly@worldteleport.org


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