Article XI: Director General
||The executive organ shall be headed by the Director
General and shall have its organizational structure implemented not
later than six years after the entry into force of this Agreement.
||The Director General shall be the chief executive
and the legal representative of INTELSAT and shall be directly
responsible to the Board of Governors for the performance of
all management functions.
||The Director General shall act in accordance with
the policies and directives of the Board of Governors.
||The Director General shall be appointed by the
Board of Governors, subject to confirmation by the Assembly
of Parties. The Director General may be removed from office
for cause by the Board of Governors on its own authority.
||The paramount consideration in the appointment
of the Director General and in the selection of other personnel
of the executive organ shall be the necessity of ensuring the
highest standards of integrity, competency and efficiency. The
Director General and the personnel of the executive organ shall
refrain from any action incompatible with their responsibilities
||The permanent management arrangements shall be
consistent with the basic aims and purposes of INTELSAT, its
international character and its obligation to provide on a commercial
basis telecommunications facilities of high quality and reliability.
||The Director General, on behalf of INTELSAT, shall
contract out, to one or more competent entities, technical and
operational functions to the maximum extent practicable with
due regard to cost and consistent with competence, effectiveness
and efficiency. Such entities may be of various nationalities
or may be an international corporation owned and controlled
by INTELSAT. Such contracts shall be negotiated, executed and
administered by the Director General.
||The Board of Governors shall designate a senior
officer of the executive organ to serve as the Acting Director
General whenever the Director General is absent or is unable
to discharge his duties, or if the office of Director General
should become vacant. The Acting Director General shall have
the capacity to exercise all the powers of the Director General
pursuant to this Agreement and the Operating Agreement. In the
event of a vacancy, the Acting Director General shall serve
in that capacity until the assumption of office by a Director
General appointed and confirmed, as expeditiously as possible,
in accordance with subparagraph (b)(iii) of this Article.
||The Director General may delegate such of his
powers to other officers in the executive organ as may be necessary
to meet appropriate requirements.