Director, Market Development
Diego is based in SES’ Washington, DC office and is currently focused on leveraging SES’ existing and future GEO assets as well as the upcoming MEO capabilities to support new use cases and new segments. He is responsible for evaluating markets and helping existing and new clients plan for their future by aligning SES’ solutions in GEO & MEO to solve our customers’ problems. SES’ primary model is to establish distribution partnerships with local and regional integrators, telcos and MNOs to enable end users to access SES solutions. O3b mPOWER’s capabilities in particular will allow customers to solve connectivity problems previously out of reach with traditional satellite communications.
Diego Paldao has more than 25 years’ experience in the global telecom industry. Beginning in 1997 while at UUNET, Diego worked with satellite operators during the Internet boom to connect the first countries and communities to the internet via satellite. After spending his early satellite years with SES Diego joined NewSat, an Australian teleport service provider, which was acquired by SpeedCast in July 2015. In November 2017 Diego joined the OneWeb team at a critical phase of the company’s growth into mainstream discussions about bridging the digital divide. Diego gained additional LEO experience as part of the SpaceX Starlink commercial team prior to re-joining SES to focus on business development opportunities and strategic projects.