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issue pic Carmen González-Sanfeliu
Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean
Intelsat, Ltd.

Ms. González-Sanfeliu has more than 20 years experience in the satellite telecommunications industry and is responsible for Intelsat's sales activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. As Vice President of the region, she leads a sales force with offices located in Miami, Brazil and Mexico that contribute over $370 million in revenues to Intelsat. The customer base extends to broadcasters, carriers, multinationals and government agencies, which require the provision of telecommunications solutions including broadcast services, broadband Internet, VSAT, corporate networks, cellular and mobile backhaul, VoIP and VPN.

Ms. González-Sanfeliu was instrumental in developing Intelsat's Latin American sales strategy subsequent to its merger with PanAmSat in 2006. During that time, she was Vice President for PanAmSat's Latin America Operations and oversaw $180 million in revenues.

Previous to her role at PanAmSat, Ms. González served as Director of Latin America for Williams Communications from 1998-2002, where she developed and implemented the business plan for telecommunications opportunities in the region, working with Williams Communications' satellite and fiber applications. In 2002 she received the Circle of Excellence Award for top sales performance.

Before Williams, Ms. González-Sanfeliu was the Regional Director for Latin America for Intelsat, which she joined 1996. She was responsible in the development of new sales in Latin America and instrumental in growing revenues by $10 million, which represented a 41% increase in profits for Intelsat.

Born in Venezuela, Ms. González-Sanfeliu's education includes a MBA magna cum laude from George Washington University and a BA from Georgetown University along with Independent Marketing Studies at Oxford University. Her continuing education includes Executive Leadership Training and Negotiations at the Harvard Law School.

Ms. González has served as an active spokesperson for the international satellite communications industry. She has contributed articles and has been included in important feature stories for leading media outlets such as CNN en Español, Broadcaster, Producción y Distribución and CITEL. She also has been recognized as one of the world's top international business leaders in articles recently published by World City and South Florida CEO.

Her community involvement includes participation in OWIT (Women in International Trade), Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce, Latin Business Club of America and Center of Hemispheric Policy of the University of Miami. She also serves as a member of the Latin American Forum, sponsored by Florida International University's Graduate School of Business.

Interview with Carmen González-Sanfeliu
(Flash Player 7 or higher required for viewing)


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Issue No. 15:
Women in Space

Spring 2009

General Editor Introduction

From the Guest Editor

Audrey Allison, Dir., Frequency Management Services, Boeing Shared Services Group

Anita Antenucci, Managing Dir. Houlihan Lokey's Aerospace-Defense-Government

Dr. Wanda M. Austin Pres. & CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Julie Bannerman, Gen.Counsel, Space Systems/Loral, Inc.

Sharri Berg, Senior V.P., News Operations, Fox News

Leslie Blaker, DataPath, Inc.

Yvonne Brill, Consultant, Satellite Tech. & Space Propulsion Systems

Michelle Bryan, Senior V.P., Human Resources, Intelsat

Dr. Angie Bukley, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Catherine Chang, General Counsel & Asst. Company Secretary, AsiaSat

Sabrina Cubbon, Gen. Manager, Marketing, AsiaSat

Yvette Dominguez, Manager, Payload Design Engineering Section, Space Systems/Loral, Inc.

Chris Ehrenbard, Dir., Broadcast Distribution, CBS

Mary Ann Elliot, Chairman of the Board, Arrowhead Global Solutions, Inc.

Celeste Ford, Founder & CEO, Stellar Solutions, Inc.

Mary Frost, former CEO, GlobeCast America

Eilene Galloway, NASA Pioneer

Carmen González-Sanfeliu, V.P., Latin America and Caribbean, Intelsat

Dawn Harms, V.P., Marketing & Sales, Space Systems/Loral, Inc.

Ellen Hoff, Pres., W.L. Pritchard & Co., L.C.

Polly Rash Hollis, Satellite Industry Professional

Britt Horncastle, Satellite Consultant

Susan Irwin, Pres., Irwin Communications, Inc.

Barbara Jaffe, Senior V.P., Advanced Technology and Operations, HBO

Christine King, Deputy V.P., Technical Services & Engineering, Lockheed Martin

Betsy Kulick, Newsletter Editor & Corporate Secretary, Mobile Satellite Users Association

Penelope Longbottom, Founder & Pres., Longbottom Communications

Joanne Maguire, Exec. V.P., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Andrea Maléter, Technical Dir., Futron Corporation

Joan T. Mancuso, Founder & Executive, Broadband International LLC

Dolores Martos, V.P., Sales for Latin America & Caribbean, SES Americom - SES New Skies

Brig. Gen. Susan K. Mashiko, Vice Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, L.A. Air Force Base

Eileen McGowan, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Intelsat

Olwen Morgan, Development Engineer

Bridget Neville, V.P. & Gen. Manager, Satellite Engineering & Operations, Sirius XM Radio

Christine Paape, V.P., Space Explorers, Inc.

Rhonda Parson, Manager, Occasional-Use Sales & Traffic Division, EchoStar Satellite Services

Maj. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Deputy Dir., National Reconnaissance Office

Jane Petro, Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director

Dr. Nongluck Phinainitisart, D.Eng., Pres., Thaicom PLC

Mary Quagliotti, Retired Major General, Army

Radhika Ramachandran, Ph.D., Counsellor (SPACE) & Technical Liaison Officer

Veena Rawat, Pres., Communications Research Centre, Canada

Joslyn Read, V.P., Regulatory Affairs, SES Americom - SES New Skies

Walda Roseman, Founder & CEO, CompassRose International, Inc.

Farah Suhanah Ahmad Sarji, General Counsel, MEASAT

Jacqueline Schenkel, Founder, Schenkel & Associates, LLC

Kay Sears, Pres., Intelsat General

Gwynne Shotwell, Pres., SpaceX

Marcia Smith, Pres., Space Technology Policy Group, LLC

Pascale Sourisse, Gen. Manager, Land & Joint Systems Division, Thales

Andy Steinem, CEO, Dahl-Morrow International

Nicole P. Stott, Astronaut, NASA

Bambi Taskarelli, Voice/Data Engineer, NBCU

Leslie Taylor, Strategic Planning Division Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Synette Tom, Marketing Dir., Sales, Space Systems/Loral, Inc.

Marjorie Rhodes Townsend, Satellite Communications Consultant

Diane Tryneski, Senior V.P., Broadcast & Studio Operations, HBO

Diane VanBeber, V.P., Investor Relations, Corporate & Marketing Communications, Intelsat

Barbara Warren, Systems Analyst, International Telecommunication Union

Zhang Yan, Gen. Manager, CITICSat and Chief Rep., Asiasat

UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology: Astronomy Blog

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