SES has announced that Ferdinand Kayser, who has spent nearly 20 years at SES the video business and is presently the CEO of SES Video, has decided to retire at the end of 2020, the company said.
The next six months will allow for a full and orderly transition of executive activities directly to Steve Collar, CEO of SES, who will assume responsibility for SES´s Video business from 1 July 2020. In addition to supporting the transition, Mr Kayser will take a role in deepening SES´s activities across government and institutions in Luxembourg and will continue to serve as Chairman of both the SES Astra and GovSat boards.
The company announced that Thai Rubin, SES´s Executive Vice President of Legal Services, will become the Chief Legal Officer as of 1 July 2020, succeeding John Purvis who has decided to step back from his current role for personal reasons, after having led SES´s legal team for 13 years. Mr Purvis will remain an important member of SES´s legal team on a part-time basis, reporting to Mr Rubin.
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