Vadim Belov was born on May 22, 1958 in the town of Gatchina, Leningrad Region. In 1980, he graduated from Murmansk Higher Marine Engineering School, and in 1997 from the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation majoring in Law. Mr. Belov took a course of studies at the Institute of International Law in the U.S. and a refresher training course at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry of Japan.
From 1980 he worked as a navigator for a fishing company in Murmansk and in 1980-1991 was engaged in social work.
In 1992, Mr. Belov was appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Anti-Monopoly Policy and chaired a commission for the privatization of Rostelecom. In 1997, he acted as Chairman of the Committee. During the same period, Mr. Belov was a member of several interdepartmental committees dealing with various aspects of government in Russia.
In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board at International Financial Co. Bank and elected Chairman of the Board at Sidanko.
From 1999 Mr. Belov held the office of Deputy Director General at Sviazinvest and was a member of its Board. While at Sviazinvest, he chaired the boards of directors of interregional companies within Sviazinvest.
In 2005, Mr. Belov was appointed Advisor to the Minister of Information Technologies and Telecommunications of Russia.
In April 2005, Mr. Belov was elected Director General of Intersputnik. Reelected in 2009 and 2013.
Married with two adult children.
The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik, Organization) was established under the intergovernmental Agreement of November 15, 1971 on the Establishment of the Intersputnik International System and Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik Agreement). It is an international organization headquartered in Moscow.
Today, the Organization’s 26 member states represent virtually all geographic regions from Central America to South-East Asia and from Europe to Africa.
Intersputnik’s core business is satellite capacity leasing to telecommunications companies, broadcasters and corporate customers under contracts with satellite system operators. Through its subsidiary Isatel, the Organization offers full-scale services including installation and operation of satellite telecommunications networks.
Intersputnik’s main distinction and decisive advantage lies in the fact that it is an all-purpose supplier of satellite capacity and technological solutions helping customers to choose from a broad variety of different systems present in the global market and get all information they need from a single source.
Unrivaled experience of successful operation of satellite systems is Intersputnik’s principal asset and the availability of the Organization’s own spectrum and orbit resource its recipe for success. Using this resource Intersputnik implements full-scale projects deploying satellites in its own positions to cover the fastest growing regions with swelling demand for satellite services.
Intersputnik is an active entity under international law. It closely cooperates with a large number of major international intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. Intersputnik has Permanent Observer status at the UN Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. For many years, the Organization has been a member of the Radiocommunication Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and was one of the founders of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council. In May 2007, Intersputnik acceded as an observer to the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Telecommunications uniting Telecommunications Administrations of the CIS, Baltic, Central and Eastern European countries. Intersputnik takes part in the activity of nongovernmental international organizations such as the International Astronautical Federation, International Institute of Space Law, Global VSAT Forum, and others.