Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Vivian Quenet, managing director for Asia-Pacific of Arianespace. Prior to assuming this role in February 2018, he was Vice President and Managing Director Asia-Pacific for maritime satellite communications provider KVH Industries Pte Ltd. He also served as the Asia-Pacific Sales Director for mobile satellite communications provider Vizada/Marlink (formerly part of Airbus Defense and Space), where he created the Asian operation for the group. A native of France, Quenet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Sales and Marketing from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France, and speaks fluent French, English, and German. Quenet discusses Arianespace’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, the company’s current operations and future plans.
To serve its international clients, Arianespace is present worldwide: in France (headquarters at Evry, near Paris), in the United States (Washington, D.C.), in Japan (Tokyo) and Singapore. Arianespace operates its launch services from South America (at the Spaceport in French Guiana) and Central Asia (at Baikonur Cosmodrome).