Mark Rigolle joined LeoSat as CEO in September 2015. He has 22 years of experience in the telecom and satellite sectors. Most recently he has been advising satellite operators and private equity funds, as well as being a co-founder of Kacific, a promising satellite-broadband-to-the-home start-up. Before that he was CEO of O3b Networks, successfully raising USD 1.2B to fund this innovative new satellite operator through to the recent launch of a constellation of satellites that provide affordable trunking and mobile backhaul capacity in developing countries. Between 2004 and 2009 he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of SES, one of the world’s leading satellite operators.
Before joining SES, Mark held various positions in Finance and Business Development at Belgacom. During his 10 years at the Company, he rapidly evolved from Treasurer, Controller, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer to Chief Financial Officer. He project led the 2004 EUR 3.5B Belgacom IPO, the first large European TMT IPO since the bursting of the tech bubble in 2001. Prior to Belgacom, he worked for ABN AMRO and for Sanwa Bank as Corporate Account Officer. Mark holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.