Irina Petrov

VP MarCom & Membership

Irina is a senior satellite industry executive with vast experience and expertise in marketing, public relations, business strategy and planning, having worked for non-profit, start-ups and blue-chip companies.

Following the combination of GSOA and GVF, Irina maintained her role, heading marketing, communications, and membership services in the only global satellite industry association, with members from the entire industry ecosystem. She has led many of the association’s successful initiatives – branding and online strategies, including the highly acclaimed Webinar Series, enabling GVF to notably increase the services offered members, growing it into a stronger satellite community.

Prior to joining GVF, Ms Petrov was the Vice President, Marketing for Onlime Group, a global service provider of premium business communications. She has also worked with the several satellite operators in various marketing positions – Avanti, Intelsat, PanAmSat and Europe*Star.

Irina started her career in satellite as a journalist/editor in the industry magazine, after serving with the United Nations Military Observers as an interpreter and language assistant, wounded in the line of duty.