OTTAWA, CANADA, September 5, 2019 – The Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade have named Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO, as the recipient of their 2019 CEO of the Year Award, an honour bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader in the greater Ottawa business community.
Dan joined Telesat as CEO in 2006 and, during his tenure, the company has grown to be one of the largest, most successful satellite operators in the world with a global fleet of 17 satellites in orbit. Working closely with his colleagues, Telesat transformed from a regional to a global satellite operator, significantly grew its revenue, more than doubled its operating cash flow, dramatically improved its operating margins, created significant equity value for its shareholders, and is poised to deploy a revolutionary Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation that positions the company for strong growth in the future.
“I am humbled and honoured to be named Ottawa’s ‘2019 CEO of the Year’ and pleased to accept this award on behalf of Telesat’s hundreds of employees in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world,” said Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO. “Telesat is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has been headquartered in Ottawa from day one. Ottawa is a tremendous place from which to be operating a global company, with a deep pool of talented and dedicated professionals, a world class business community, and a quality of life that is second to none. I would like to thank the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade both for this award and for their important and significant contributions in making Ottawa such a vibrant business community. I am fortunate and proud to call Ottawa home and excited about Telesat’s future in our nation’s capital.”
Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). www.telesat.com
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