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SES promotes three to executive committee

Staff Writer | Luxembourg | February 24, 2017
SESFebruary 24, 2017, Luxembourg - SES, a satellite and ground communications company, announced that it has appointed Steve Collar, John Purvis and Evie Roos as new members to its executive committee.
Steve Collar joined O3b Networks as Chief Executive Officer in 2011. In February 2017, he joined the SES Executive Committee.

Mr. Collar is a satellite industry veteran.

Prior to his role as the CEO of O3b, he held a number of management positions in commercial, business development and technology at SES, New Skies Satellites and Matra Marconi Space (now Airbus).

John Purvis was appointed Chief Legal Officer in February 2017. He has served as EVP & General Counsel of SES since 2007.

Mr. Purvis oversees the legal teams globally, and he is responsible for SES’s corporate governance, compliance and risk management. He joined SES in 2001 as part of SES’s acquisition of GE Americom.

Previously, Mr. Purvis had been a lawyer in GE Lighting and a City law firm in London.

He qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in 1986. He has a law degree from Jesus College, Cambridge University.

Evie Roos was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2017.

Prior to that, she held the position of Executive Vice-President Human Resources of SES.

Ms. Roos is also an elected member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. She held various management positions at ArcelorMittal, a multinational steel manufacturing and mining corporation.

Ms. Roos holds two degrees in Law and European Studies from the University of Leuven in Belgium and the Europa Institut in Saarbrücken in Germany.