Padraig McCarthy, CFO


Padraig McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience as a global senior finance and business leader, spending the last 23 years with SES, the world's leading satellite solutions provider. He served as SES Chief Financial Officer and Executive Committee member from April 2013 to April 2018. As SES CFO he has raised over EUR 5B of financing in a combination of equity, bonds and senior debt facilities to fund the company‚Äôs strategy. He has extensive investor relations and capital markets experience playing key roles in the SES IPO, its Paris Euro-next secondary listing and other equity and debt activities. Padraig is a hands-on leader having chaired the SES operations review committee and supported many start-ups. He served as SES SVP Financial operations (2011 to 2013) and as CFO and Management Committee member of SES Astra (2002 to 2011). He has extensive M&A experience with SES and also acted as Interim CEO in ND Satcom. He has been a Board member of SES Astra and of other SES joint ventures - both established and start-up companies. Prior to joining SES. Padraig worked as Financial Director of Norton S.A. Luxembourg, a subsidiary of Saint Gobain and before that. for KPMG. 


He is a Fellow of the Institute of Irish Chartered Accountants, has an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree and has pursued advanced management executive programs with Insead and Babson College.

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