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In season 2 of the popular Risk podcast series, we continue exploring the various types of risks inherent in the industry and in life - risks that speak to innovation, hard work and leaning into fear. This second episode of the new season features a conversation between SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla and James Hinds, CEO of Airbus OneWeb Satellites. James talks about how to best manage and overcome challenges even when facing the unexpected.

James Hinds is the CEO of Airbus OneWeb Satellites, a position he was appointed to in January 2021. He has over 30 years of leadership and engineering experience in the space and satellite industries. Prior to his previous role as COO of Airbus OneWeb Satellites at the end of 2019, he spent four years with Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, where he was responsible for strategic planning of its Space Systems business. Before that, he worked with Airbus and Boeing (and predecessor companies) in satellite engineering, production and project management. Notable achievements include his responsibilities as Airbus program manager for the Hylas 1 satellite (a joint Airbus/India Space Research Organisation programme); director responsible for payload research and development at Airbus including digital processors, active antennas and amplifier development; and as the lead verification engineer of Boeing’s 601HP satellite series.

 

      

 

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