USE THIS ONEVivian Quenet, the managing director of the Asia-Pacific region for Arianespace, was In Conversation recently with Matt Driskill, the editor of Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter’s sister publication Asian Aviation.

Prior to assuming his current role in February 2018, Quenet was vice president and managing director Asia-Pacific for maritime satellite communications provider KVH Industries Pte Ltd. He also served as the Asia-Pacific sales director for mobile satellite communications provider Vizada/Marlink (formerly part of Airbus Defense and Space), where he created the Asian operation for the group. A native of France, Quenet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Sales and Marketing from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France, and speaks fluent French, English, and German. Quenet discusses Arianespace’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, the company’s current operations and future plans.


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Matthew Driskill is the web editor of Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter and the Editor of Asian Aviation. He is based in Singapore. He has been an Asia-based journalist and content producer since 1990 for outlets including Reuters and the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. He frequently appears on international broadcast outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has taught journalism at Hong Kong University and the American University of Paris. Driskill has received awards from the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting and Business Writing and in 1989 was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master's Degree.


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