Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband | Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband | Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband | Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband | Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband | Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative | Kacific’s CommsBox Takes Top Spot as Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 | Kacific’s Double Win at PTC’24 Solidifies its Pacific Leadership, Recognizing Satellite Excellence and Innovation | Kacific’s innovation elevates disaster resilience communications to new levels with CommsBox Ultra | Kacific Wins Euroconsult Universal Broadband Award 2023 | From Virtual Tours to Online Bookings: The Role of Satellite Internet in Tourism’s Digital Transformation | Kacific and Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) Join Forces in Partnership to Restore Internet Services after Anchor Incident | Enhancing events in remote areas with satellite broadband | Joining The Smart Farming Revolution with Satellite Broadband | Delivering Equitable Healthcare To Remote Regions With Satellite Broadband |

About

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 by Christian Patouraux, and developed by a core team of senior satellite professionals in 2013, Kacific is backed by a group of investors with experience in global telecommunications and infrastructure. Our first Ka-band high throughput satellite, Kacific1, launched 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.

About

Our mission, values and people

Serving

600

Million People

25

Countries Covered

56

Satellite Spot Beams

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.

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.

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.


Our Team

Management

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Chief Executive Officer

CEO at Kacific Broadband Satellites Group.

Christian has 26 years of experience in the satellite industry with previously held senior positions in Engineering and Business Development.

He holds a Master’s in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels, Belgium, a Master in Fluid Dynamics from the Von Karman Institute, Belgium, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

CYRIL ANNARELLA

Chief Operations Officer

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).

JOHN LOKE

Chief Technical Officer

John has more than 25 years of experience managing operations and engineering teams in the satellite industry. He was previously from Measat and was part of the pioneer team that managed Singapore’s first satellite, ST-1. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics from Nanyang Technological University.

BRANDON SEIR

Chief Commercial Officer

Brandon is a marketing, sales and strategic planning specialist with 10+ years’ experience in international telecommunications, ISP and digital technology companies. He joined Kacific in 2018, following a successful career at telecom development firm Roshan. Brandon holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a BBA from Tashkent State University.

JACQUES-SAMUEL PROLON

Executive Vice President Corporate Development

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.

Bob Perpall

Executive Vice President New Satellite Systems

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.

Fabien Deriaux

Executive Vice President, Product Development & Head of Kacific Lab

Fabien has more than 17 years of experience in Telecommunications, having worked for Orange, Vodafone, and Huawei in Europe, China, and APAC. He holds a Masters in Telecommunications from the University of Lille 1 – Sciences and Technology.

Suzanna Barrett

General Counsel

Suzanna is an experienced technology lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the TMT and satellite industries. She has served as a general counsel for international companies based in the UK and Singapore. Suzanna is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in England & Wales and Singapore, and she holds an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School.

Government Services

GUILLAUME de SAINT-BON

Senior Vice President – Government Services

Guillaume, a former French Army aviation officer with 15 years of experience, transitioned to International SOS in Singapore in 2007. There, he excelled in building and leading complex multinational operations, managing crises, and driving change in matrix environments. He also designed and implemented businesses strategies across Asia Pacific.
In 2019, he joined Kacific, assuming pivotal roles and collaborating closely with defense and government services.
He’s been a resident of Singapore for two decades and holds degrees from prestigious institutions like Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, INSEAD, and Harvard University.

Directors

CHRISTIAN PATOURAUX

Executive Board Director

CEO and Founder at Kacific Broadband Satellites Group.

Christian has 26 years of experience in the satellite industry with previously held senior positions in Engineering and Business Development.

He holds a Master’s in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels, Belgium, a Master in Fluid Dynamics from the Von Karman Institute, Belgium, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

SELVA BRYAN RATNAM

Non-executive Board Director and Chairman

Over 20-year veteran of the law, media and retail sectors in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, with a deep skillset encompassing legal, business development and corporate strategy.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Economics from Monash, Australia, and a Bachelor’s of Law from University of Kent, England.

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.

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.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Guy is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.

ROB DRAKE

Non-Executive Board Director

Over 45 years of working experience as an investment banker, lawyer, and infrastructure fund manager on a range of corporate and financial transactions and infrastructure projects. Rob has worked, in leading roles in Sydney, London, and Singapore, at the “coal face” of deals and understands the complex details and intricacies of major corporate finance and project transactions and arrangements.

VIVIAN QUENET

Non-executive Board Director

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.

ST Engineering

ST Engineering iDirect’s multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog®, comprises the most advanced and efficient satellite technologies available. Newtec Dialog offers Kacific’s customers a wide range of VSAT user terminals suited to services such as broadband access, community Wi-Fi broadband, mobile backhaul, maritime broadband and airline inflight broadband. ST Engineering’s reputation and market leading brand supports Kacific’s quality in service delivery.

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.

Krattos 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.

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.

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.

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.

Work at Kacific

Kacific offers a vibrant, flexible, family-like, and family-friendly working environment. Working at Kacific answers the age-old question “why am I going to work this morning?”. It is a purposeful and exciting place to work at, 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.

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Awards

Won 59 Awards for Innovations, ESG Initiatives, Satellite Technology and Leadership

Memberships

Member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC)
Member of the Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association (PITA)
Member of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
Affiliate member of the Asia-Pacific Tele-community (APT)

Awards

Business as a Force for Good Award 2021 – INSEAD Alumni Association
Newcomer Satcom Operator Award 2020 – Euroconsult
Asia Pacific Telecoms Deal of the Year 2020 – IJGlobal Awards
Satellite Executive of the Year 2019: Christian Patouraux – Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)
Best Digital Inclusion 2019 – Pacific ICT Awards
Better Satellite World Award 2018 – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
Best Potential in Asia 2015 – France Singapore ICT Awards

Work at Kacific

Kacific offers a vibrant, flexible, family-like, and family-friendly working environment. Working at Kacific answers the age-old question, “why am I going to work this morning?”. It is a purposeful and exciting place to work at, 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.

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