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ABS Taps Yahsat Exec Amit Somani for New CEO

By Mark Holmes | September 9, 2022

Amit Somani. Photo: ABS

ABS has looked to one of the Middle East’s biggest operators for its new CEO. The company announced Sept. 9 that it had appointed Yahsat’s Chief Strategy Officer Amit Somani will become its new CEO. Somani will take up the role in mid-October.

He brings over 25 years of experience as an operational and strategic leader in the information and communications technology space, with experience as a senior executive in the satellite communications sector. Somani has been at Yahsat over 12 years. Somani has also previously been a member of the Via Satellite advisory board.

“I am very excited to be joining the ABS team at this time. The company’s diverse and wide-reaching portfolio of assets, spanning multiple technologies and markets, coupled with a highly capable team makes it a unique platform to capitalize on the opportunities in the rapidly-evolving satellite communications industry,” Somani said in a statement.

ABS is headquartered in Bermuda with offices in the United States, UAE and Asia. The operator’s satellite fleet covers more than 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific,  Europe, the Middle East, CIS, and Russia.