Vice President, Head of Commercial and Export Sales Space Systems, Airbus
Stéphane Vesval joined Astrium now re-named Airbus Defense & Space in 1998. He has been holding various positions in industrial operations, project management and business development with first telecom satellites then defense. He first worked at Stevenage in the UK as product team leader in charge of various satellite subsystems. He moved to Toulouse as Industrial process manager for telecom satellites and then joined the Marking & Sales department. He developed Airbus Defense and Space partnership with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for small telecommunication satellites which was initiated on 2005. After the award of the first contract, he spent four years at Bangalore in India as project manager for the delivery of the first join satellite. From 2009 to 2018, he was based in various countries in Asia heading sales for Telecom Satellites then Airbus DS overall portfolio covering Space Systems, Military Aircraft and Services. Since 1st July 2018, he has been appointed Vice President heading global sales for Commercial and Export space business, based in Toulouse.