Bala Balamurali
Bala Balamurali

Job Title / Jabatan :  Vice President Asia 
Company / Institution :  Eutelsat OneWeb 

Biography / Riwayat Hidup :  
Bala is Eutelsat OneWeb’s Vice President for Southeast and East Asia, which is a high-growth region for OneWeb. Low Earth Orbit satellite connectivity is a key option, particularly to extend existing networks into harder to reach locations, for governments and mobilty industries such as aviation and maritime. Over the years Bala has worked with local mobile and fixed line operators to forge mutually beneficial partnerships that aim to improve the value proposition to the end customer.
With over 25 years of experience in strategy and business development in satellite communications in the Asia Pacific region, Bala leads Eutelsat OneWeb’s Sales, business development and Market Access efforts in the region. His previous experience includes senior regional or leadership positions at Inmarsat, PLDT and Asia Cellular Satellite.
Bala is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK. 

Presentation Title / Judul Presentasi /Talk Show:  
OneWeb  - A LEO Network that Complements and not Compete with the local operators! 

Presentation Synopsis / Ringkasan Presentasi/Talk Show : 
OneWeb LEO network, by design, is a middle mile solution that is versatile enough to work with most mobile and fixed line telecom operators around the world. This is particularly important at a time when there are other LEOs that enter certain markets such as Indonesia with the intention to compete with the locals. 
The discussion will center around the OneWeb LEO constellation design, use cases and benefits to local telecommunications operators while following and respecting local rules and regulations.  
In short, it’s a discussion about how a global network can still be a local operators’ friend and jointly enhance the value delivered to the end user.