Stewart Sanders

EVP Technology / O3b mPOWER Program Lead

SES Networks

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Stewart is the Executive Vice President of SES Networks, a provider of global managed data services. He is responsible for ground/space engineering and procurement, as well as technical innovation and product development. Prior to joining the company, Stewart held the role of CTO of O3b Networks, which has today combined with SES’s data business to form SES Networks. His former position of SVP of Planning & Procurement at SES made him responsible for satellite and launch vehicle procurement activities, satellite fleet technical planning and innovation program management. His team also performed technical risk analysis as well as support of the fleet launch and in-orbit insurance placement activities. In a prior role as SVP Customer Service Delivery at SES, Stewart also supported O3b activities. Stewart has fulfilled various satellite and payload operations roles for BTI, Intelsat, ICO, NEW SKIES SATELLITES and SES. Sanders was also a team member of the Intelsat/NASA satellite re-boost mission in 1992. He was instrumental in forming the Space Data Association, for which he was the founding Chairman; the unique industry data-sharing organization won both SSPI and World Space Risk Forum innovation awards in 2012.