Samer Halawi will assume his new role as CCO of Intelsat effective January 9 next year.

Samer Halawi joins Intelsat as CCO

In his new role, Halawi will accelerate Intelsat’s EpicNG HTS fleet while empowering new applications to drive growth

Intelsat has appointed Samer Halawi as the company’s new CCO. Assuming the role with effect from next month on January 9, Halawi will lead Intelsat’s global commercial operations, including the broadband, mobility, media and government businesses, as well as its sales and marketing teams.

Intelsat has created the new role to accelerate the commercialisation of its Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite (HTS) fleet, and build additional focus on the introduction of managed services, empowering new applications to drive company growth. In addition, Halawi will be responsible for leading Intelsat’s engagement with key business partners such as OneWeb and Kymeta, as well as with distributors and VARs across sectors.

Halawi brings to Intelsat more than 20 years’ experience in business development, telecommunications and global satellite communications. Prior to joining Intelsat, Halawi was CCO of LEO startup OneWeb, and had served as CEO of Thuraya Telecommunications for six years.

Stephen Spengler, CEO of Intelsat, commented: “As we seek to expand our share of the growing global telecommunications sector, Samer’s extensive background and expertise in mobility services, and in bringing new products and services to market, will be instrumental in guiding our commercial operations to capitalise on new, fast-growing applications.

“Intelsat will benefit by the addition of an executive of his stature, and we welcome him to our team. I look forward to working closely with him to deliver a compelling value proposition for our customers in each sector.”

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