Michael Hewins has over 30 years of executive management experience in international business. He has served as a Board member for three companies, including being the Chairman of AstroVision International in the U.S. He was the interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of NewSat Ltd. in Australia and was lead negotiator in securing US$390M of Export Credit Financing. He also participated in the raising of equity of US$208M in the US, Asia, UK and Europe for the project. He has held senior positions in global strategy, finance, business development and insurance in the global satellite business. He worked and lived in Paris for three years while working for Arianespace, the European launch company. Michael holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University, B.A. from Wake Forest University and attended the International Law program at The Hague.