Ksenia Drozdova, Deputy Director General for Business Development of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), was elected Director General of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (IOSC).
The decision was passed at the joint 49th session of the Board and 23rd session of the Operations Committee of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik IOSC), held from April 5th to May 14th in a remote format.
Drozdova was nominated to the post of Director General by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. The Ministry expressed confidence that Drozdova taking the role would ensure the stable operation and further development of the organisation. Sixteen organisations acting as the members of the Board of Intersputnik IOSC and on behalf of the Members, and 19 organisations members of the Operations Committee took part in the voting for the Director General.
As Director General, Drozdova will head the Directorate – the permanent executive and administrative body of Intersputnik – and will be engaged in the further development of the organisation. Intersputnik IOSC will continue the policy of strengthening ties and coordinating interaction both within the system of international organisations and with regional telecommunication organisations. Intersputnik also plans to actively develop its own space fleet, including in the virtual network operator (VNO) model.
“Our priority is to provide people of the Intersputnik member states with convenient access to all satellite-based services: from B2B solutions to end user communication options,” said Drozdova. “The members of our organization have satellite fleets in different orbits – low, medium, geostationary – and the service areas of their spacecraft cover the entire globe. I believe that Intersputnik will use all advanced capabilities of the constellations in any type of orbit to provide the most modern services and eliminate the digital divide around the world.”