Eutelsat Communications S.A. operates as a telecommunications satellite operator. It engages in the design, establishment, operation, and maintenance of satellite telecommunications systems in north Africa, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as the east of North America, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. The Eutelsat Group is based in Paris and employs a workforce of 700 people representing 30 different nationalities.
Rodolphe Belmer joined Eutelsat on 1 December 2015 as Deputy CEO alongside Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial and Development Officer. He succeeded Michel de Rosen as CEO on 1 March 2016.
In 2001, Rodolphe joined Groupe Canal where he was appointed Head of Marketing and Strategy in 2002. From 2003 onwards he oversaw the editorial division of the group, initially as CEO of Canal+, and from 2006 onwards, as head of all pay-TV channels. He led the diversification of the Group into free-to-air television in 2011, notably through the acquisition and relaunch of D8 and D17. In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Groupe Canal.