Mr. Stephen Spengler

Chief Executive Officer, Intelsat

Stephen Spengler is Chief Executive Officer of Intelsat, the world’s leading satellite service provider that delivers critical broadband connectivity and media content distribution that impacts and transforms businesses and communities in over 200 countries.

Mr. Spengler is a 30-year telecommunications and satellite industry veteran with experience in the media, broadband, government and internet sectors. He has been a driving force behind the development of Intelsat’s next generation of satellite solutions, particularly the company’s high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG®. Mr. Spengler focuses on driving innovation and generating long-term value for the company’s shareholders, employees and customers across the media, broadband, mobility and government sectors.

In his most recent positions as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Spengler led Intelsat’s global sales, marketing, strategy, business development and customer support engineering organizations. He joined Intelsat in 2003, and has served in executive roles of increasing responsibility including Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Strategy as well as Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific Sales, in which he was responsible for Intelsat’s market, customer and regional partner strategies.

Before joining Intelsat, Mr. Spengler held various senior management positions in the telecommunications industry, including: Senior Vice President of Global Sales, at Cirronet, Inc.; Vice President for Sales and Marketing at ViaSat Satellite Networks; Regional Sales Director for Satellite Networks in EMEA for Scientific-Atlanta Europe; and sales and marketing positions at GTE Spacenet and GTE Corporation.

Mr. Spengler earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University.

The Broadband Commission has an important mission to advocate for the expansion of safe, secure and sustainable broadband communications services. Broadband has to be affordable, assessable and enabling. We are a unique entity with diverse contributors committed to the development of ideas and approaches that accelerate the achievement of this mission. We recognize that it will take a range of innovative technologies and multilateral approaches to achieve our objectives. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the important work of this commission and share with fellow commissioners how space-based solutions are essential to ubiquitous broadband. Innovation in space and on the ground and integrated standards-based services are making broadband deployments more affordable, achievable and sustainable. Expanding broadband access and services is, and always has been, central to the mission and purpose of my company, Intelsat. Through collaboration with our ICT industry partners and other stakeholders I am confident that we will collectively achieve the goals of the commission and support the realization of the United Nations’ SDGs.

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