TitleCompany:Founder & CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd.
Bio:Christian Patouraux has over two decades’ experience in the satellite industry. Prior to founding Kacific in 2013, he developed satellite offerings for new markets in Asia Pacific as head of special projects for MEASAT. Before that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at O3b Networks, where his work contributed to raise US$1.2 Billion. He developed a global pricing and demand model and initiated the company’s cruise-line broadband service. Prior to that he spent 15 years with SES, initially as a satellite engineer, procuring, launching, testing, and operating 12 spacecraft, then as an independent business development consultant, playing key roles in launching its broadband businesses, implementing large teleports, deploying airline and maritime broadband, and developing satellite multi-play and IPTV businesses.
Christian holds a Master of Engineering from the Polytechnic School at the University of Brussels, a Master of Aeronautics / Turbomachinery from the Von Karman Institute, Belgium, and an MBA from Insead.