Candace Johnson is a global infrastructure, network and innovation entrepreneur and investor. She Founder/Co-Founder of SES (Societe Europeene des Satellites), Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, Oceania Women’s Network Satellite (OWNSAT), a founding investor in the Kacific Satellite System. Ms. Johnson is also founding President of the VATM, the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany and founding President of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN). In 2012 she and a group of engaged women created the Global Board Ready Women initiative, (GBRW). She recently completed a four year presidency of EBAN, (European Business Angels Network), during which she was honoured to help found ABAN (African Business AngelsNetwork) and Rising Tide Europe, amongst other initiatives.
Recently she has been elected to the Executive Board of the ICC, International Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Johnson is currently a Non-Executive Director of SES-imagotag as well as Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director of NorthStar, Earth and Space.
She has been decorated by the Luxembourg Government with the Commander of the Order of Merit and the Officer of the Oak Leaf Crown as well as being decorated by the German Government with the Officer of the Federal Order of Merit. Ms. Johnson has received numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards from such prestigious organisations as the World Communication Awards, Women in Aerospace and The International Alliance of Women.
Ms. Johnson has an honorary doctorate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Masters with donors from the Sorbonne and Stanford and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.