John-Paul Hemingway

Chief Strategy Officer, SES

Speaker Bio

John-Paul (JP) Hemingway was appointed Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) as of January 2022, and is charged with defining, leading and executing the strategy for SES. In this newly-created role, JP is charged with translating SES's corporate vision into strategic action for the company's overall business, developing the satellite & network asset strategy, developing video and networks products and solutions, as well as overseeing marketing intelligence, innovation and marketing activities. 

Prior to this position, JP Hemingway was CEO of SES Networks where he oversaw the growth of the Networks business division, serving some of the world’s largest telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical and energy companies, as well as governmental bodies globally. Before that, he was the Executive Vice President of Product, Marketing and Strategy for SES Networks.

JP was recruited into the SES family during the acquisition of O3b Networks, where he occupied the role of Chief Marketing Officer and was integral to O3b’s success.

With a PhD in Optical Communications, and BSc (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, JP's experience is vast and varied. He began his career with Corning Cables and before filling a variety of senior management roles within Ciena, a leading network specialist.