GVF Press Release


GVF Press Release



Brings Over Twenty Years of Marketing, Conference Management and Writing Experience in the Satellite Industry

5 March 2019

LONDON, U.K. – The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced the appointment of Irina Petrov to serve as its Vice President for Marketing and Membership with effect on 5 March 2019.  Ms. Petrov brings over twenty years of experience in the satellite industry serving the last eleven years with Onlime Group that provides premium business communications to customers across the globe, with the last five years as its Vice President for Marketing.  Ms. Petrov has also worked for several satellite operators in marketing and project management positions.  Additionally possessing significant experience planning and organizing conference events and writing articles for satellite industry media, Ms. Petrov will bring an extensive set of skills, knowledge, and a network of relationships that will enable GVF to significantly increase the services offered to its  membership and grow it to an even stronger satellite community. 

“Ms. Petrov is extremely well-known and well-regarded within the satellite industry and her mix of skills and experience will enable GVF to increase its value to its global membership” said David Meltzer, GVF’s Secretary General.  “Irina will diversify the types of benefits provided to members, deepen our relationships with members, and broaden GVF’s membership.  We are very fortunate to have Ms. Petrov join GVF.” 

“I am very excited to be joining GVF after two decades of being their keen supporter.  I have always admired the idea behind it, passion and effort that kept GVF going, with only one goal in mind - to represent and support satellite industry.  That is a very noble mission.  I am delighted to join this incredible team and contribute to the evolution of this truly inspiring organization” said Ms. Petrov. 

GVF is a global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of broadband satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders. For more information, contact david.meltzer@gvf.org or visit www.gvf.org

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