[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SES’s board of directors has appointed Christophe De Hauwer, current senior vice president of fleet development and yield management at SES, as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company’s executive committee, effective Aug. 1.
De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company’s current CDO, who has decided to step down from his position for personal reasons and relocate to Brazil, his home country. Souto will continue to advise SES and work with the executive committee on development projects in Latin America and elsewhere. He has been with SES for more than 16 years and has been an executive committee member and CDO since 2011.
De Hauwer has been with SES for more than 10 years, holding several positions of responsibility in the areas of strategic marketing, strategic and business planning and corporate development. He played an instrumental role in the acquisition of New Skies in 2005, the GE share redemption in 2007, and the investment in O3b Networks in 2009, according to SES.
Since 2010, De Hauwer has served as a board member of O3b Networks. Prior to joining SES, he was a consultant, first at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and later at Deloitte & Touche.