Intelsat’s CEO Stephen Spengler is a 36-year veteran in telecommunications and the satellite industry with experience in the media, broadband, government, and internet sectors. Intelsat is an operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network. Spengler is the current chairman of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, where he convenes a board of chief executives from other satellite operators around critical issues affecting the industry.
Spengler’s key accomplishments at Intelsat include developing Intelsat’s next generation of managed service solutions, a $2B investment in the groundbreaking Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellite network, and a series of strategic equity investments to catalyze satellite innovations. He leads Intelsat’s initiative to establish the industry’s first software-defined satellite/terrestrial network based on the 5G standard, designed to provide unprecedented network speeds, economics, and coverage.
Spengler is also a member of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and serves on the corporate boards of Intelsat SA and Kymeta Corporation. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding the future of the commercial satellite industry.