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SES Government Solutions Appoints New Leadership Team Members

SES Government Solutions’s new leadership brings expertise and proven results in delivering mission-critical communications to the US Government 


Reston, Va. August 30, 2022 – SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, announced today a series of appointments to form a new senior leadership team that will support recently-appointed President and CEO, David Fields, following the company’s $450 million acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) from Leonardo DRS.

The new leadership team reflects the newly-combined organization and its expanding differentiated value proposition. The breadth of SES Government Solutions’s capabilities now spanning both connectivity and integration allows for building, managing, and supporting the most advanced end-to-end satellite network solutions for the US Government.

The newly-appointed SES Government Solutions leadership team members are:

Ben Pigsley, Senior Vice President for Defense Networks

Ben has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications, including service in the United States Army for 21 years. Ben joins SES Government Solutions after 15 years at DRS GES, most recently as the Vice President for Growth and Strategy. Ben brings extensive Army, special operations, and telecommunications industry experience to deliver large-scale Department of Defense tactical networks, engineering, and business management solutions. Ben will lead business development efforts: leveraging and expanding SES Government Solutions satellite communications and networking capabilities to deliver next-generation solutions to the Military Services, Combatant Commands, and other Defense Agencies.

Jim Hooper, Senior Vice President for Space Initiatives
A defense and aerospace industry veteran, Jim began supporting military and NASA space programs when he joined Teledyne Brown Engineering in 1995. He then managed space, defense, and intelligence programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 12 years. Since joining SES Government Solutions in 2010, Jim has led sales and business development programs for both US and Allied Governments to include hosted payloads, complex solutions, new satellites and satellite constellations. In this new role, Jim will continue to develop and deploy solutions for new satellite programs, hosted payloads, and delivery of satellite communications services for US Government customers and industry partners.

“The vast experience and values of Jim and Ben give me extraordinary confidence in SES Government Solutions’s ability to fulfil our commitment to provide best-in-class satellite network solutions to our US Government and Department of Defense customers,” said David Fields, President, and CEO of SES Government Solutions. “The organizational announcement of our Defense Networks and Space Initiatives focused leadership is an important building block in our journey and positions us to define a new era of SATCOM excellence as we expand our end-to-end services and capabilities to not only meet the needs and requirements of our customers of today and tomorrow but to exceed their expectations.”


For further information please contact:

Jon Bennett
Government Affairs, Marketing & Corporate Communications, SES Government Solutions
Tel. +1 703 610 0998

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About SES Government Solutions

SES Government Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. SES Government Solutions operates under a proxy board allowing them to provide services through contracts with the U.S. Government, including classified work. SES Government Solutions is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and secure end-to-end satellite communications solutions. Further information can be found at


About SES 

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,200 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 361 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges.



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