TitleCompany:VP, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space North America, USA
Bio:Johanne Lecomte is Vice-President, Business Development and Sales for Thales Alenia Space, in Arlington, VA. Over the last 5 years, she has been responsible for increasing space business in North America in all five space segments, telecom, observation, exploration, earth sciences, and navigation.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication and satellite industry. She was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in North America for 10 years at Airbus Defense and Space and Vice-President, Sales, Marketing, and Communications at International Launch Services (ILS). She also occupied various leadership positions at Telesat, Amos by Spacecom, Dynegy, Teleglobe International, and Bell Canada. Throughout her career, she conducted various in-country business development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Johanne holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Ecole Polytechnique and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering/International Program Management (MBA/MSEE), from Sherbrooke University in Canada.