Philippe Oliva is appointed as Executive Vice President of Sales and Products as of September 3rd, 2018. He will report to Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial & Development Officer, with a view to succeeding him as Commercial Director during the course of 2019. Michel Azibert will continue to serve as Deputy CEO.
Philippe Oliva was previously Vice President and Managing Director of Strategic Accounts at IBM. After starting his career at CIMAD, Philippe joined IBM in 1999 where he held several senior positions including head of Business Services France and Vice President of Integrated Technology Services. During his career at IBM he oversaw the launch of the Cloud business and Hybrid Cloud services in France, then in the United States where he worked for several years. A French national, Philippe is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure des Ingénieurs Commerciaux.
"I am delighted to welcome Philippe Oliva to Eutelsat, where he will bring his extensive experience of sales organisation in a high-tech international company. His expertise will undoubtedly contribute to further enhancing the quality of the solutions and services we offer our clients", said Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat CEO. “Michel's contribution to Eutelsat's development is invaluable. I am delighted he will continue to apply his experience and leadership as Deputy CEO."