Intelsat has announced that José Manuel do Rosário Toscano will be joining the company to lead its efforts in International Government Affairs and Asset Management, effective September 4th 2017. Toscano will join the Luxembourg global headquarters office.
In this newly created role, Toscano will be responsible for Intelsat’s international government relations and other international advocacy activities, particularly with respect to the company’s European, Africa and Asia interests. He will also manage Intelsat’s Luxembourg-based asset deployment programme.
“José is a widely respected leader in the telecommunications sector with long-standing relationships with telecommunications regulators around the world and deep government affairs expertise, particularly with respect to digital inclusion initiatives,” said Michelle Bryan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. “His understanding of the complex challenges facing governmental broadband initiatives, as well as satellite’s role in the broader telecommunications landscape, makes him an effective advocate for Intelsat.”
Toscano joins Intelsat from the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), where he served as ITSO’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer since 2009 and as ITSO’s Director of External Affairs from 2003-2009.