Senior Analyst, NSR Singapore
Mr. French joined NSR in September 2003 and is the lead author for NSR’s annual studies Global Assessment of Satellite Demand and Broadband Satellite Markets. He has sought to expand NSR’s coverage of the satellite industry into areas such commercial satellite supply and demand modeling, video distribution and contribution, DTH, telephony and narrowband VSAT networks. In addition, he has undertaken client specific projects in diverse satellite applications and intends to broaden NSR coverage of the European satellite industry. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. French was a staff member of the International Space University (ISU), first in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then 6½ years at ISU’s Central Campus located in Strasbourg, France. Mr. French held numerous positions within ISU organizing conferences, short courses, and workshops. In parallel, he was responsible for managing the development of the new ISU Central Campus facilities that were completed in mid-2003. Following his work at ISU, Mr. French joined Frost & Sullivan where he rapidly advanced to the position of Strategic Analyst for the Satellite Communications group. While at Frost & Sullivan, Mr. French authored eight studies, led numerous consulting projects, and tracked other diverse markets such as satellite television, launch services, emerging satellite applications and content delivery networks. Mr. French holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and attended the 1999 ISU Summer Session in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He is fluent in French.