Vice President, Marketing & Business Development – Toulouse
Laurent Valignon has spent most of his career in the telecommunications and aerospace consulting sector. He started his career as a researcher in space programs economics on numerous international research projects. In 1997, Laurent joined Euroconsult, where he became an expert in charge of managing the most demanding and sophisticated consulting assignments. He was extensively involved in analyses of the satellite video and Internet markets worldwide.
From 1999 to 2008, Laurent acted as senior consultant at Vista Advisers (acquired in 2006 by Aon). In this position, he actively took part in many types of assignments such as analyses of business opportunities, definition and validation of corporate strategy, due diligence processes for banks and financial institutions, analyses of alliances and joint ventures, etc. for a number of new satellite projects in all regions, including Asia Pacific, Americas, India and Russia.
Since he joined SATConsult in 2008, Laurent has been acting as Marketing & Business Development Director, as well as a senior Space Market and Financial Analyst. He has been involved in multiple assignments, both for supporting project management and coordination and leading market and business planning related tasks. Laurent also is a regular lecturer at ISU and at the French Aeronautical and Space school (ISAE) in Toulouse. Laurent is graduated in economics and holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU).