SES names John-Paul Hemingway as chief strategy and product officer
John-Paul (JP) Hemingway has joined the SES senior leadership team as chief strategy and product officer (CSPO).
In this role he is charged with translating SES’s corporate vision into strategic action for the company’s networks and video markets – including its target applications, strategic partnerships, portfolio of solutions, and the space and network assets required to deliver them. The newly-created function brings together the corporate strategy, product, commercial operations, fleet development, innovation and marketing & communications teams.
With Hemingway’s appointment as CSPO, SES is eliminating the role of SES Networks CEO, creating a flatter, leaner and more customer-oriented organisation, with sales reporting directly to SES CEO Steve Collar.
“The pace of innovation and change is unprecedented in our space and having been a leader in the industry for over 35 years, we are putting in place the vision and focus to ensure that we will lead for the next 35,” said Collar. “2022 is a pivotal year for SES as we launch the infrastructure that will grow and develop our business for the next decade. JP at the helm of our growth strategy and as a partner to our sales teams will be an integral part of our success.”