Skip joined SES GS in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. He manages a team of professionals including general accounting, finance and budgeting staff as well as members of the Legal, contracting and program control staff. As CFO he also provides oversight of the financial management of the Company’s programs and is responsible for advising on, designing and maintaining Company financial management policies and systems.
Skip has accumulated over 27 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. His tenure includes assignments with the finance organizations of Inmarsat, COMSAT Mobile Communications, Intelsat, and Spacenet. During this period, Skip held a number of Financial Management positions including Director of Accounting Operations at Intelsat and Financial Controller for both COMSAT Mobile Communications and Spacenet.
John A. (Skip) Strand is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a BS in Accounting and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech, Skip began his career in public accounting before moving to the satellite communications industry.