Intelsat has announced that Jose Manuel do Rosario Toscano will join the company to lead its efforts in international government affairs and asset management, effective September 4. Toscano will join the Luxembourg global headquarters office.

In this newly created role, Toscano will be responsible for Intelsat's international government relations and other international advocacy activities, particularly with respect to the company's European, Africa and Asia interests. Toscano will also manage Intelsat's Luxembourg-based asset deployment program.

Toscano joins Intelsat from the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), where he served as director general and chief executive officer (CEO) since 2009 and as director of external affairs from 2003 to 2009. Prior to joining ITSO, Toscano held senior positions at the Instituto das Comunicacoes de Portugal (ICP-ANACOM), including director of engineering and director of international affairs, and at the European Commission in Brussels from 1988 through 1996.