Diederik Kelder has over 25 years’ experience in the satellite communications industry, which includes working for a number of the most prominent satellite operators in the areas of strategic planning, commercial planning and business development. Before joining Rivada Space Networks, Diederik worked at LeoSat Enterprises, a low earth orbit communications start-up. Prior to that he was with SES, where as Vice President Business Development Asia he led a series of initiatives including partnerships and space and ground asset development. In addition, Kelder was VP Business Planning for New Skies Satellites where was a core team member on a variety of corporate transactions including IPO and acquisition by private equity firm Blackstone.A native of the Netherlands, Diederik began his satellite communications career at Eutelsat, one of the worlds leading satellite operators, holding the position of Marketing Manager in the then newly created Commercial Department. He holds a Masters degree in Physics from Utrecht University in The Netherlands as well as a Diploma in General Management from INSEAD in Paris.