The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation

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WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it may not be probable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation   (ESOA)

    EU Transparency Register

    93226026703-84 First registered on 16 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    ESOA represents the interests of European satellite operators operating over 180 satellites & having a total turnover in excess of 6 billion euros a year – growing steadily since 2002 when the organisation was formed. The combined employment of the members is close to 6000, but satellite operators are the main customers of European manufacturers and launchers who between them, employ a further 30,000 persons across Europe.

    The Association today represents the interests of 20 satellite operators and full members' list can be found here:

    These companies deliver a full range of communication services from broadcasting to broadband (digital divide & development); maritime, air, emergency & security communications; telecom and data services used by businesses, government and citizens alike as well as in specific applications such as transport and traffic management or telemedicine. ESOA therefore acts towards policy-makers and regulators to make sure that satellite communications can, through their minimal infrastructure and ubiquitous coverage, deliver vital communication services to people and businesses across the globe. The only requirement for this is the goodwill of policy-makers to recognise the benefits of satcoms and facilitate friendly political, regulatory and industrial environments in their territories, so that satellite communications can be implemented there for the good of their citizens.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Agenda/ Broadband/ Spectrum Policy/ Space Policy/ Govsatcom/5G networks/Audiovisual policy


    Head Office
    Bastion Tower
    5 Place de Champ de Mars
    Brussels 1050
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Anna Helseth 22 Mar 2016 14 Sep 2016
    Ms Aarti Holla-Maini 22 Mar 2016 17 Mar 2017
    Mr Cengiz Evci 22 Mar 2016 17 Mar 2017
    Anna Helseth 22 Apr 2015 22 Mar 2016
    Ms Aarti Holla-Maini 28 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2016
    Ms Aarti Holla-Maini 07 Dec 2013 06 Dec 2014
    Ms Laia Tomas 07 Dec 2013 06 Dec 2014

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Aarti Holla (Secretary General)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Aarti Holla (Secretary General)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    European Services Forum

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)




    Groups (European Parliament)

    Sky & Space Intergroup
    European Internet Foundation

    Communication activities

    European Satellite Day 2012/2013/2014

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    9 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 11 Jan 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Actions to ensure complete Internet connectivity within all EU Member States.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      • Anna-Lena Zademach-Schwierz (Cabinet member)
      • Nicola De Michelis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Space Strategy regarding telecom - capabilities offered by space infrastructures
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Satellites and inclusion in 5G, spectrum
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 22 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Space Strategy for Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Fabrice Comptour (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Satelite communications and its use in emergencies
      DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
      • Claus Sorensen (Director-General)
    • Date 13 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Open market policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
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