* Intelsat S.A last week announced that Flavien Bachabi has been appointed as the new head of the Luxembourg headquarters office, to the position of Vice President, Business Operations and Intergovernmental Initiatives.

* Succeeding Bachabi in Africa will be Jon Osler, who has been appointed Managing Director of Intelsat’s Africa Sales team.

*James Rutherfoord, Altech’s group executive for telecommunications, has left to head up Nokia in West Africa. And chief technology officer Ashraff Paruk has also quit.

*Outgoing MTN Group marketing director Santie Botha has become the latest in a growing list of senior executives at the JSE-listed cellphone giant to sell shares worth millions of rand. Botha, who announced recently she would leave the employ of the group, had sold 104 996 shares at R129,04/share, netting her R13,5m.