Kuala Lumpur, Oct 5, 2016 – Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, announced today that its CEO, Mr. Pierre-Jean (PJ) Beylier, has been named 2016 Satellite Executive of the Year in Asia-Pacific by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC). 5

The accolade recognizes his outstanding contributions to the satellite communications industry and was presented to Mr. Beylier during an October 4th awards ceremony at the APSCC 2016 Satellite Conference and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mr. Beylier, who was also recently named Teleport Executive of the Year by the World Teleport Association (WTA), has led an ambitious global expansion at Speedcast that has resulted in significant revenue growth and has positioned the company as one of the few truly global satellite solution providers.

Through a combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions, Mr. Beylier has turned Speedcast-which has its roots in the Asia-Pacific region-into a worldwide force with 42 sales and operations offices spanning six continents. He has also been instrumental in driving the company’s ongoing network and infrastructure augmentation program to ensure the most robust, redundant global network for worldwide maritime, government and enterprise customers, leveraging over 70 satellites and 39 teleports.

Nurturing a strong company culture driven by four core values – Customer Focused, Agile & Responsive, Success through People & Safety, Team Spirit – has been instrumental to Mr. Beylier’s and Speedcast’s success, enabling him to maintain top talent while leading the company through seven acquisitions over the past eighteen months. Along with instilling a customer focused mindset that is reflected across all facets of the global organization, he ensures that all Speedcast team members have a stake in the company’s success by keeping them apprised of what’s happening in the market, what has been achieved, and what goals are on the horizon.

“I’m honored to have been recognized as a leader in the satellite communications industry by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council,” notes Mr. Beylier. “I view it as a company-wide award that reflects the incredible dedication and customer focus of our staff around the globe, and our ongoing commitment to build Speedcast into the world’s premier communications and network service provider. Speedcast has been an incredible 16-year journey, to which a lot of special people have contributed over the year and I thank them for their contribution.”