Mustapha Elriz

Member of Senior Advisory Board – Toulouse

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Mustapha Elriz has been active in the satellite and telecommunications sectors for over 30 years, focusing primarily on satellite programs for emerging markets. He started his career as Technical Engineer at Thomson-CSF. He then joined Alcatel Space where he held a number of managerial positions for over twenty years, the latter being VP Business Development, Middle East & Africa. Mustapha also acted as the first CEO of the pan-African satellite operator RascomStar from 2003 to 2006

In 2006, Mustapha created Southern Aerospace & Telecom Consulting (SATConsult), a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that supports its customers in the implementation of sustainable satellite-based telecommunications and remote sensing infrastructure worldwide. Mustapha, the former CEO of SATConsult, is currently a member of SATConsult’s Senior Advisory Board. Mustapha has inked a significant number of consultancy contracts and established a sound network of contacts in many countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, most especially amongst satellite and telecommunications operators, regulators and development banks.

Mustapha is also a regular lecturer and coordinator of a space program management training module at the French Aeronautical and Space school (ISAE) in Toulouse. Mustapha holds an Engineering Degree from the Paris Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (1979) and an MBA from the United Kingdom’s Open University Business School (1992).