Arianespace has named Vivian Quenet as its new Managing Director and Head of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region, effective today. In taking up the position at Arianespace Singapore Pte Ltd, Quenet will be in charge of the development and consolidation of Arianespace’s commercial and government relations across the region, with the focus on ASEAN countries.
Quenet brings nearly 20 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. Prior to joining Arianespace, he was the Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific for KVH Industries Pte Ltd, a position he held for seven years with this maritime satellite communications company.
He previously worked for France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communication/Vizada/Marlink, a global provider of satellite communications services; first as Sales Director for Europe, based in Paris for six years, and then as Head of Asian offices and Sales Director for the Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, also for six years.
Quenet started his career with Bouygues Telecom Entreprises as a corporate sales manager.
In his new role at Arianespace, Quenet takes over for Richard Bowles, who retires after more than 30 years of working with Arianespace. Bowles opened Arianespace’s Singapore office in 1996 and managed it for 22 years.
“I congratulate Vivian on his appointment and welcome him to the Arianespace team,” said Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace. “My best wishes also go to Richard Bowles and I thank him for his commitment in the Asia-Pacific region, making Arianespace a reference player in this area for launch services.”