OneWeb, which is planning for a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbiting satellites, has made some major changes to its executive team.
Eric Berenger, formerly CEO, is moved to President and COO. OneWeb says that Berenger has grown five-fold and developed the technical foundation to launch its system. “In his new role Eric will ensure that OneWeb’s innovative system of satellites and ground infrastructure can deliver high quality services to customer communities around the globe.”
Moving into the CEO position is Adrian Stekel. “Since 1999, he has been building companies from the ground up and working to enable voice and data communications in countries around the world. Adrian was the CEO of lusacell, a very successful mobile carrier in Mexico, which he sold to AT&T in 2015. He also led the buildout and operations of the fiber backbones in both Colombia and Peru in cooperation with their respective governments and during his time as CFO at TV Azteca, he also took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange,” says OneWeb.
Stekel stays as Chairman of San Francisco-based “digital global money platform” Uphold.
Founder Greg Wyler remains as Executive Chairman. “Since its founding in 2012, OneWeb has made tremendous progress with more than $2 billion raised, satellites now in production, ground stations installed in multiple locations, and a global team working to ensure services can reach multiple markets. OneWeb is months from the launch of its first satellites and is on track to begin commercial services in 2020, says a press statement.