Intelsat has announced that Brian Jakins has been named the company's regional vice president of sales in Africa, effective immediately. Jakins will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report to Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jakins will lead Intelsat's African sales team and support the growth of Intelsat's broadband, mobility and media customers operating in the region. He will also be responsible for the design and implementation of the company's sales strategy and business development across Africa. Prior to joining Intelsat, Jakins served as the VP of Sales and Services Africa at Aviat Networks. Jakins also held senior sales management positions at companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens Telecommunications and Wireless Data Services South Africa.