Eutelsat Communications announced at SATELLITE 2018 the appointment of Luis Jiménez Tuñón as Global Executive Vice President, Data Business Line. He will lead Eutelsat’s Data Business, including fixed data, Internet of Things (IoT), wholesale and new data business segments, providing solutions across Eutelsat’s global markets for enterprises, telecommunications operators and NGOs.
Luis is an accomplished, high level executive with over 15 years of experience in leading firms in the space and telecommunications industry. He previously worked at the National Space Institute of Denmark and then ISDEFE (formerly INSA) in Spain as Deputy Commercial Director. In 2006 he joined Vodafone Spain as Executive for New Business and then later as VP of Strategy. From 2011 to 2016, Luis was CEO of Vodafone Enabler, as well as Senior Vice President of Vodafone Spain from 2013 to 2016, running its wholesale business. He also has a robust entrepreneurial background, having founded two companies in the technology sector, and is an Independent Board Director of the US listed Cloud communications company Pareteum Corporation.
A Spanish citizen, Luis is a Telecommunications Engineer from the University of Zaragoza and DTU Denmark. He holds an Executive M.B.A. from EOI Business School (Madrid) and completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business in California.
Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial & Development Officer of Eutelsat, said: “I am delighted to have Luis on board the Eutelsat team. His proven success in global B2B and B2C telecommunications markets will be a strong asset in developing innovative solutions that bring more value to our customers across the globe, as data applications continue to evolve and diversify.”