Derek Donahue, regional, director, satcom, direct

Satcom Direct appoints new Regional Director

Derek Donahue, regional, director, satcom, direct

Derek Donahue

Satcom Direct, the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications, has appointed Derek Donahue as its regional director for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region.

Currently based in the Dubai office, Donahue’s new role has him managing the Satcom Direct offices in Moscow, Dubai, and Cape Town, in addition to marketing, sales, support and operational activities in the extended region of EEMEA, said a statement from the company.

He previously worked for three years at Satcom Direct’s International Headquarters at Tag Farnborough Airport, UK, as business development director for Europe, it added.

The Dubai office, which opened in 2013, has built an impressive portfolio of elite clients across the Middle East from the VVIP, government and business aviation sectors who are using the full range of Satcom Direct products, technical training, support and Satcom System Consultation Services.

In his new role Donahue will continue to expand this region’s client base, in addition to strengthening Satcom Direct’s footprint in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Africa, further stated the company.

Donahue was educated at University of Massachusetts, Boston and Eastern Florida State College where he graduated in Electrical Engineering. His experience supporting Satcom Direct with its international growth means he is well positioned to support Satcom Direct’s development in the EEMEA regions, it added.