Steen will succeed Bob Roe, who announced his retirement earlier this summer.
OneWeb Technologies has named Kevin Steen as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
He is succeeding former CEO, Bob Roe, who announced his retirement earlier this summer.
Steen most recently served as CEO of iDirect, a ground-segment technology provider for commercial products and the US Department of Defense (DoD). Upon stepping into the role as CEO in 2017, he oversaw the companys revenue and market share doubling in size through organic and inorganic growth strategies.
Steen has held multiple roles since joining iDirect in 2010, where he was responsible for driving the companys technology and innovation strategy. Under Steens leadership, the company pioneered the satellite industrys first ground segment platform that supported a global network footprint, enabling the industrys transition to High Throughput Satellite (HTS) architectures and becoming the technology partner of choice for the top satellite operators and service providers.
Speaking about the new role, Steen said: I am honoured to be entrusted to lead OneWeb Technologies at this exciting time in the companys evolution. The opportunities created by the deep customer relationships, world-class experience and innovation within the company, combined with the incredible potential of the OneWeb LEO constellation, are almost limitless. I look forward to helping OneWeb Technologies capitalize on the opportunity that exists in the marketplace given their technology leadership, superior capabilities and passion for serving the defence community.”
Chairwoman Sue Gordon added: “Steen was selected as the next CEO after a rigorous and lengthy selection process conducted by OneWeb Technologies Board of Directors. He stood out as a strong, dynamic leader with the relevant experience we believe will be necessary to execute on our bold plans for the company. The board is looking forward to working with Kevin to take the company forward.”
In addition, Steen will join the board as a director of the company. He will work closely with the Board of Directors and the outgoing CEO to ensure a seamless transition.