Dr Achille De Tommaso appointed Skylogic Chief Executive Officer
Turin, ITALY: 20 December 2011: Skylogic, the broadband affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Dr Achille De Tommaso as its new Chief Executive Officer. Current CEO, Arduino Patacchini, will become President of Skylogic.
Dr De Tommaso, who most recently served as senior advisor to Skylogic’s CEO and General Director, has 40 years experience in telecommunications having built and led companies such as Eurotech, Televas, Nortel Italy, Cable & Wireless Europe, Infostrada and COLT Italy. Dr De Tommaso has also worked as a consultant for the European Union DG XIII for advanced telecommunications services. Currently also chairman of the Italian Research Center ANFoV, for the study of technologies, market and regulation of the telecommunications industry, Achille (known as Silvio) has a doctorate in Electronic Physics.
Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Wallace, Eutelsat Chief Commercial Officer, said: “With his extensive experience of managing growth companies in the telecommunications industry, Dr De Tommaso is the perfect appointment to assist Skylogic in its next important phase of development. I would also like to thank Arduino for his remarkable efforts over the past 10 years. His intellect, passion, leadership and commitment have seen Skylogic emerge as one of the world’s premier providers of satellite broadband communications services.”