With effect from January 1, 2022, Eva Berneke will have begun her tenure as the CEO of Eutelsat, and will also have been co-opted as a member of the satellite operator’s board.
Berneke joins Eutelsat from KMD, an IT and software company in Denmark that specialises in IT solutions and services for the public and private sector. During her tenure, she oversaw the transformation of KMD from a mainly government service provider to a modern, digital company competing in both the public and private sectors.
Dominique D’Hinnin, Eutelsat’s Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “It is my great pleasure to welcome Eva Berneke to Eutelsat. She brings to us an unparalleled skillset, combining deep experience of both the telecoms and technology sectors at an international level, as well as a proven and successful track record in transforming businesses in rapidly changing, highly technical and regulated markets.
“Along with my Board colleagues, I am confident Eva is the right person to lead Eutelsat’s transition towards the connectivity businesses by executing its telecoms pivot and leveraging its investment in OneWeb.”
Berneke said, “I am hugely excited to join Eutelsat at this compelling stage in its development. As one of the world’s leading satellite operators, Eutelsat’s innovation track record, its exceptional suite of in-orbit assets, and its solid financial position, mean it is strongly positioned to be among the successes in the Space Sector in the years ahead.”