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Based on 2016 performance, RSCC General Director Yuri Prokhorov is short listed for Satellite Executive of the Year, a coveted international award

An independent jury of Via Satellite, an industry journal published in the United States, cited Yuri Prokhorov as one of the six nominees for the annual Satellite Executive of the Year award for his contribution to advancing satellite communications internationally and personal achievements as the man in charge of RSCC, the Russian operator of satellite-supported communications and broadcasting services.

The winner of the award will be announced, and the award given, on March 8th in Washington D.С. at the SATELLITE 2017 international forum. Last year, Michel de Rosen, then CEO of Eutelsat, won Via Satellite,s award. This year contenders are:  Stéphane Israël, chairman and CEO of Arianespace, Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat, Yuri Prokhorov, Director General of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Jeff Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe, Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast, and Nathan Kundtz, CEO and president of Kymeta. 

Via Satellite publication with short-list announcement 

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