Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida | Kacific1 Milestone: Boeing has shipped Kacific1 | Kacific Secures Infrastructure Location With Petro1 For Its Broadband Services To Indonesia And The Wider Region. | Chicago Booth Magazine Spotlights Cyril Annarella’s Success In Aerospace Feature | Winner of essay writing contest Mariah Nasak visits Boeing and SpaceX | Samoa’s Telecommunications Regulator Views Brand-New Kacific1 Satellite at Boeing Factory | L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government Signs Deal With Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and Fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu Flag Raised as Country’s First Commercial Satellite Commences Construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s First Operational Service – Connecting Rural Vanuatu to the World | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites | Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida | Kacific1 Milestone: Boeing has shipped Kacific1 | Kacific Secures Infrastructure Location With Petro1 For Its Broadband Services To Indonesia And The Wider Region. | Chicago Booth Magazine Spotlights Cyril Annarella’s Success In Aerospace Feature | Winner of essay writing contest Mariah Nasak visits Boeing and SpaceX | Samoa’s Telecommunications Regulator Views Brand-New Kacific1 Satellite at Boeing Factory | L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government Signs Deal With Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and Fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu Flag Raised as Country’s First Commercial Satellite Commences Construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s First Operational Service – Connecting Rural Vanuatu to the World | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites | Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida | Kacific1 Milestone: Boeing has shipped Kacific1 | Kacific Secures Infrastructure Location With Petro1 For Its Broadband Services To Indonesia And The Wider Region. | Chicago Booth Magazine Spotlights Cyril Annarella’s Success In Aerospace Feature | Winner of essay writing contest Mariah Nasak visits Boeing and SpaceX | Samoa’s Telecommunications Regulator Views Brand-New Kacific1 Satellite at Boeing Factory | L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government Signs Deal With Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and Fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu Flag Raised as Country’s First Commercial Satellite Commences Construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s First Operational Service – Connecting Rural Vanuatu to the World | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites |

About

ABOUT US

Kacific is a next-generation broadband satellite operator. We are committed to
providing universal, fast, high-quality broadband access at an affordable cost using
robust technologies and an agile business model.

Founded in 2013 by a core team of senior satellite professionals, Kacific is backed by
a group of investors with experience in global telecommunications and infrastructure.
Our first Ka-band high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will launch in 2019 to stream
high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban areas of the
Pacific and South East Asia.

Kacific is a wholesale business selling to telecommunications operators, internet
service providers, governments and other service providers.

OUR VALUES

Driving Connectivity Into New Territories

Kacific’s purpose is to make a rapid and lasting difference to the people of South East Asia and the Pacific by providing high-quality, low-cost satellite broadband accessible from a small, easy-to-install and affordable antenna. Broadband connectivity enables critical government services to reach the heart of otherwise vulnerable rural communities.

Banishing Digital Darkness

We are committed to using proven space technologies to solve the endemic lack of affordable broadband internet in remote and underserved regions and locations of the world. Satellite connectivity drives economic growth, provides infrastructure freedom to communities and improves people’s lives.

Whether in urban, extra-urban, rural or fringe and remote areas, we help businesses, governments and communities fully participate in the digital world.

Accessible and Affordable

We understand the challenges that most ISPs, telecom operators, enterprises and governments in South East Asia and the Pacific region face in delivering connectivity to rural and extra-urban areas. Some may want to give up on these areas or see them as an unprofitable burden. We see them as a primary target market, because we understand the formidable untapped opportunity of connecting their economies sustainably and profitably. We want to share that vision with telecommunication operators and governments to

let them reap the attractive rewards of social and commercial inclusion of these areas.

Strong Partnerships

We believe true connectivity is the result of genuine, durable partnerships. We consult, advise, and work with our local partners to develop solutions that address emerging opportunities and provide increasingly more valuable services to their customers.

A Catalyst For Change

To really make a difference, Kacific looks beyond the limits of today’s practices, reacts quickly and adapts flexibly. We learn from successful technologies around the world and combine that with our innovative business model to find new ways of doing much more with much less – without compromising quality. And we invest in powerful satellites, focusing on broadband and broadband alone, so that customers don’t have to invest on the ground.

ABOUT US

Kacific is a next-generation broadband satellite operator. We are committed to providing universal, fast, high-quality broadband access at an affordable cost using robust technologies and an agile business model.

Founded in 2013 by a core team of senior satellite professionals, Kacific is backed by a group of investors with experience in global telecommunications and infrastructure. Our first Ka-band high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will launch in 2019 to stream high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban areas of the Pacific and South East Asia.

Kacific is a wholesale business selling to telecommunications operators, internet service providers, governments and other service providers.

OUR VALUES

Driving Connectivity Into New Territories

Kacific’s purpose is to make a rapid and lasting difference to the people of South East Asia and the Pacific by providing high-quality, low-cost satellite broadband accessible from a small, easy-to-install and affordable antenna. Broadband connectivity enables critical government services to reach the heart of otherwise vulnerable rural communities.

Banishing Digital Darkness

We are committed to using proven space technologies to solve the endemic lack of affordable broadband internet in remote and underserved regions and locations of the world. Satellite connectivity drives economic growth, provides infrastructure freedom to communities and improves people’s lives.

Whether in urban, extra-urban, rural or fringe and remote areas, we help businesses, governments and communities fully participate in the digital world.

Accessible and Affordable

We understand the challenges that most ISPs, telecom operators, enterprises and governments in South East Asia and the Pacific region face in delivering connectivity to rural and extra-urban areas. Some may want to give up on these areas or see them as an unprofitable burden. We see them as a primary target market, because we understand the formidable untapped opportunity of connecting their economies sustainably and profitably. We want to share that vision with telecommunication operators and governments to

let them reap the attractive rewards of social and commercial inclusion of these areas.

Strong Partnerships

We believe true connectivity is the result of genuine, durable partnerships. We consult, advise, and work with our local partners to develop solutions that address emerging opportunities and provide increasingly more valuable services to their customers.

A Catalyst For Change

To really make a difference, Kacific looks beyond the limits of today’s practices, reacts quickly and adapts flexibly. We learn from successful technologies around the world and combine that with our innovative business model to find new ways of doing much more with much less - without compromising quality. And we invest in powerful satellites, focusing on broadband and broadband alone, so that customers don’t have to invest on the ground.

TIMELINE

2019

First-half 2019
State-of-the-art Kacific1 gateways and ground infrastructure are built by Kratos and commissioned in three countries within the Asia Pacific region.

Second-half 2019
Kacific1 launches into orbit, providing coverage to Asia and the Pacific.

2018

Kacific signs more contracts to deliver capacity to the Philippines.

The successful Ku-band service continues expansion to more regions including Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Fiji. The interim Ku service validates our business case and helps many of our customers to grow their network in preparation for Kacific1 satellite.

Kacific selects Kratos to manufacture and install its teleport radio-frequency equipment.

2017

Kacific, in cooperation with SKY Perfect JSAT, select The Boeing Company to design and manufacture its first satellite, Kacific1, based on the 702-satellite platform and initiates its 30-month construction.

Kacific confirms that Kacific1 will launch atop a two-stage orbit-class SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 launch service is purchased later that year.

The Ku band service proof of concept turns into a full-fledged commercial service and is greatly expanded. A dedicated teleport in Queensland, Australia is built, and service is started in 8 countries, including Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tonga, and Solomon Islands.

Kacific places Kacific1 launch and in-orbit insurance.

2016

As customers grow across the Asia-Pacific region, Kacific successfully closes its financing for Kacific1.

Kacific begins an interim service, providing connectivity to health clinics, schools and communities in remote areas of Vanuatu with a Ku-band satellite.

2015

Kacific signs more contracts with service providers and telecommunication businesses in the Pacific Islands and South East Asia. From Indonesia to French Polynesia, telecommunications providers show strong interest in long-term connectivity to generate profitable revenues from untapped regions in their respective countries.

Kacific signs an initial collaboration agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT, aiming to develop a joint condominium satellite.

Kacific finalises its design and initiates a tendering process for its satellite Kacific1

2014

Celebrated satellite entrepreneur Candace Johnson invests in Kacific through the Oceania Women’s Network Satellite (OWNSAT) and sits as an advisory member of the Kacific Board.

Kacific signs agreements to connect the nations of Tuvalu, Solomon Islands and Kiribati.

The International Telecommunication Union and Kacific agree to collaborate on the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency communications solutions for the Pacific region.

2013

Kacific is founded by Christian Patouraux to provide universal access to high-speed, high-quality internet at an affordable cost. Co-founders Cyril Annarella and Mark Rigolle then join Christian in his early efforts to establish the business. In December 2013, Kacific announces its intention to launch its first satellite, Kacific1, to provide high-speed internet and broadband services to more than 40 million people in the Asia Pacific region.

OUR TEAM

MANAGEMENT

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Christian has over two decades of experience in the satellite and space industry in both engineering and business strategy roles for satellite companies including SES, Measat and O3B Networks. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Brussels Polytechnic School, a Master in Aeronautics / Turbomachinery from the Von Karman Institute, and an MBA from INSEAD.

JACQUES-SAMUEL PROLON

Executive Vice President

Jacques-Samuel is highly experienced in international business within the telecommunications, space and IT sectors, having worked for Appen Butler Hill and Altran Europe. He holds an MBA from the AGSM, a Master of Telecommunications Engineering from France National Institute of Telecommunications and a Master of Medical Imaging.

CYRIL ANNARELLA

Chief Operations Officer and co-founder

Cyril has worked in Europe, China and South-East Asia and has over two decades of experience in the wireless, space, venture capital and digital security industries. He holds an MBA with honours from Chicago-Booth, a Masters degree of Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas and a Masters degree of Aerospace Engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO (France).

Bob Perpall

Chief Technical Officer

Following a decade as a Senior Satellite Engineer for SES, Bob consulted for leading space and communication technology firms including Hughes, Measat, and Telesat Canada before joining Kacific. He holds a Master of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of California, and a Bachelor of Science Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Mark Wong

Chief Financial Officer

A finance professional with CFO and COO experience in private equity, infrastructure and utilities, and banking, Mark’s career includes over 20 years in senior executive positions at Macquarie Group Limited and independent consulting work. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Michael Alex

Chief Commercial Officer

Michael has held international business development roles for satellite operators including Kacific, SES and SupremeSAT. He holds a Bachelor of Automation and Network Engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology.

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Christian has over two decades of experience in the satellite and space industry in both engineering and business strategy roles for satellite companies including SES, Measat and O3B Networks. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Brussels Polytechnic School, a Master in Aeronautics / Turbomachinery from the Von Karman Institute, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

JACQUES-SAMUEL PROLON

Executive Vice President
Jacques-Samuel is highly experienced in international business within the telecommunications, space and IT sectors, having worked for Appen Butler Hill and Altran Europe. He holds an MBA from the AGSM, a Master of Telecommunications Engineering from France National Institute of Telecommunications and a Master of Medical Imaging.

CYRIL ANNARELLA

Chief Operations Officer and co-founder
Cyril has worked in Europe, China and South-East Asia and has over two decades of experience in the wireless, space, venture capital and digital security industries. He holds an MBA with honours from Chicago-Booth, a Masters degree of Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas and a Masters degree of Aerospace Engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO (France).

Bob Perpall

Chief Technical Officer
Following a decade as a Senior Satellite Engineer for SES, Bob consulted for leading space and communication technology firms including Hughes, Measat, and Telesat Canada before joining Kacific. He holds a Master of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of California, and a Bachelor of Science Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Mark Wong

Chief Financial Officer
A finance professional with CFO and COO experience in private equity, infrastructure and utilities, and banking, Mark’s career includes over 20 years in senior executive positions at Macquarie Group Limited and independent consulting work. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Grace Wong

General Counsel
With previous senior roles at Time dotcom Group and Pacnet, Grace is highly experienced in providing legal counsel to both finance technology and telecommunications companies. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Nottingham and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leicester.

Michael Alex

Chief Commercial Officer
Michael has held international business development roles for satellite operators including Kacific, SES and SupremeSAT. He holds a Bachelor of Automation and Network Engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology.

DIRECTORS

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Executive Board Director

Christian has over two decades of experience in the satellite and space industry in both engineering and business strategy roles for satellite companies including SES, Measat and O3B Networks. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Brussels Polytechnic School, a Master in Aeronautics / Turbomachinery from the Von Karman Institute, and an MBA from INSEAD.

JAMES GOULD

Non-executive Board Director and Chairman

James is Managing Director of Caniwi Capital Advisory in New Zealand with around two decades’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking with Allen & Overy, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. James holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University (Wellington) and an MBA from INSEAD.

MARK RIGOLLE

Non-executive Board Director and Co-founder

Mark has more than two decades of experience in the telecom and satellite sectors holding senior positions in the satellite industry including CEO LeoSat, CEO at O3b Networks, Chief Financial Officer at SES, and advises satellite operators and investment funds. He holds a Master of Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

DAVID EREIRA

Non-executive Board Director

A partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, David is a highly-experience law professional with over 35 years’ experience in complex and high-profile corporate transactions. He holds a Master of Science, a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester.

CHRIS VONWILLER

Non-executive Board Director

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in senior management and board roles in communications and information technology including leadings role in Telstra Corporation Limited. The current Chairman of Appen Limited, Chris was formerly Chairman and President of the Pacific Telecommunication Council. He holds a MBA from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.

GUY WALKER

Non-executive Board Director

A highly accomplished director and senior investment management executive with over 20 years’ financial markets experience. Guy has extensive corporate governance experience having spent over 10 years as a director or company secretary of a range of globally diverse, listed and unlisted companies.

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Executive Board Director
Christian has over two decades of experience in the satellite and space industry in both engineering and business strategy roles for satellite companies including SES, Measat and O3B Networks. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Brussels Polytechnic School, a Master in Aeronautics / Turbomachinery from the Von Karman Institute, and an MBA from INSEAD.

JAMES GOULD

Non-executive Board Director and Chairman
James is Managing Director of Caniwi Capital Advisory in New Zealand with around two decades’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking with Allen & Overy, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. James holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University (Wellington) and an MBA from INSEAD.

MARK RIGOLLE

Non-executive Board Director and Co-founder
Mark has more than two decades of experience in the telecom and satellite sectors holding senior positions in the satellite industry including CEO LeoSat, CEO at O3b Networks, Chief Financial Officer at SES, and advises satellite operators and investment funds. He holds a Master of Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

DAVID EREIRA

Non-executive Board Director
A partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, David is a highly-experience law professional with over 35 years’ experience in complex and high-profile corporate transactions. He holds a Master of Science, a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester.

CHRIS VONWILLER

Non-executive Board Director
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in senior management and board roles in communications and information technology including leadings role in Telstra Corporation Limited. The current Chairman of Appen Limited, Chris was formerly Chairman and President of the Pacific Telecommunication Council. He holds a MBA from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.

GUY WALKER

Non-executive Board Director
A highly accomplished director and senior investment management executive with over 20 years’ financial markets experience. Guy has extensive corporate governance experience having spent over 10 years as a director or company secretary of a range of globally diverse, listed and unlisted companies.

OUR PARTNERS

We work in partnership with leading companies and recognised organisations. The skills and expertise these partners bring allow us to deliver a world class service through our satellite assets and advance the global broadband infrastructure.

Newtec

Newtec’s multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog ® , will be the heartbeat of
Kacific’s service offerings. Newtec Dialog comprises the most advanced and
efficient satellite technologies available today. Newtec Dialog will offer
Kacific’s customers a wide range of VSAT user terminals suited to a large
variety of Kacific services such as individual or community broadband access,
community Wi-Fi broadband, mobile backhaul, maritime broadband as well
airline inflight broadband connectivity. Newtec’s reputation and market
leading brand will support Kacific’s quality in service delivery.

SKY PERFECT JSAT

SKY Perfect JSAT is Asia’s largest satellite communication company. Its JCSAT-18 satellite will share the Boeing-702MP platform with Kacific1 under a condosat arrangement: two separate payloads on a single bus, with JSAT and Kacific sharing the launch costs.

THE BOEING COMPANY

The Boeing Company has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. Its space systems division Boeing Satellite Systems International is expert in building advanced information and communication systems. Boeing is constructing the Kacific1 satellite based on the reliable 702 platform.

SPACEX

Leaders in space technology, SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft with a focus on innovative, reliable and reusable technology. The launch vehicle for Kacific1, Falcon 9, is the first orbital class rocket capable of reflight.

Satellites. Signals. Networks.

Kratos was awarded the manufacturing, installation and commissioning of Kacific gateways. Kratos Technology and products support strategic and transformational national security programs, bringing disruptive solutions rapidly to market. Its satellite communications division supports more than 85% of U.S. space missions and 75% of all commercial satellite operations.

MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES

Experts in large-scale insurance and risk management, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides comprehensive business insurance to Kacific. The global professional services firm owns businesses in insurance brokerage, risk management, reinsurance services, investment advisory, and management consulting.

MEMBERSHIPS

Kacific is member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), a member of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), and an affiliate member of the Asia-Pacific Tele-community (APT). Kacific is also a member of Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association (PITA).

AWARDS

Best Digital Inclusion 2019 – Pacific ICT Awards.
Better Satellite World Award 2018 – Space & Satellite Professionals International.
Best Potential in Asia 2015 – France Singapore ICT Awards.

Work at Kacific

Kacific offers a vibrant, flexible, family-like and family-friendly working environment. With less than 2% annual staff turnover, employment at Kacific answers the age-old question ‘why am I going to work this morning?’ It is a purposeful and exciting place to work, with considerable options for personal growth. Focusing on individual initiative and autonomy, Kacific’s flat organisational structure promotes personal achievement, personal recognition, social interactions and personal fulfillment.