Leo Ferreira | President
Bluewave Communications - Europe Ltd | Spain

Leo Ferreira, President, Bluewave Communications - Europe Ltd

With 25+ years of experience in state-of-the-art wireless terrestrial, space and satellite
communication technologies on 4 continents (Europe, USA, Asia and Africa) for companies involved in:
AEROSPACE communication satellites manufacturing, collaborating as ESA staff with the main
contractor Matra Marconi Space
in the definition, specification and integration of subsystems
developed by subcontractors, taking part in the flights simulation and validation tests to launch.
■SATELLITE COMMUNICATION systems engineer in 7 ESA launch mission control operations as
Head of SPACON (Spacecraft Control of the Spacecraft Data Acquisition Dept.) at the European
Space Ops. Centre (ESOC), using the ESTRACK(ing) earth station network facilities round the globe.
■IPoS BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS implementing Bluewave Communications FSS Internet
Protocol over Satellite services in Ku and Ka band 2way 3Play (Internet + VoIP + IPTV/VoD) and
associated teleport operations equipped with NOC and Internet Data Centre (IDC) + new business
development in broadband mobile MSS Internet Protocol over Satellite platforms “On-The-Go”
onboard public buses cars, boats,
yachts, up-to 26Mbps download / 8Mbs upload speeds using Eutelsat FSS + cellular
communications Backhauling via satellite, industrial, telemedicine, distant learning, transport,
maritime, security and emergency humanitarian applications (New MDG), ecology and biodiversity
preservation via VSATs > "The Satellite Actor of Ecological Issues"
■BROADCASTING systems engineer at the international Radio-Television technical coordination
of the EBU Eurovision CICT, and CANAL+ Spain’s General Management Staff as CTO and CSO in
encrypted audio visual pay-per-view terrestrial and satellite transmissions.
■IT’s broad knowledge and solid understanding of the wireless industry specific IT solutions
standards and best practices depending on how to apply them appropriately.
■AERONAUTICS at C3EM Cº Ltd. UK in new aviation solutions for airborne applications, e.g. UAV
for battlefield surveillance for the French EMAT forces in C3i (Command Control Communications & intell.)
■OCEAN deep water oil spill management with radio control M2M Rovers of the Oceanus Atlantis
Consortium headed by me as President in the 2003 ‘Prestige’ catastrophe offshore Galicia-Spain.
■Throughout my career I also gained additional know-how knowledge and expertise in
developing the following aptitudes in: ●Strategic Partnership ●Business Strategy ●Go-to-market
Strategy ●Contract Negotiation ●International Sales ●Product Management ●Managed Services
●Developing marketing and commercial strategy models plus financial business plans, capable to
transform new ideas in facts and winners, in taking initiatives, with strong analytical skills, by
‘thinking outside the box’ to make the difference ●Responsive to decide when and how to apply
pragmatic alternatives to resolve oriented issues and objectives. ●Worked in different countries in
an international multicultural environment which earned me of being recognized a team player
leader with the ability to set-up multi-disciplinary winning teams. Flexible to travel inte

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