April 23, 2024

Amit Somani Appointed As Yahsat New CGSO

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Mr. Somani will oversee the development and implementation of the company’s growth strategy and spearhead global strategic partnerships
Amit Somani, Yahsat's New Chief Growth And Strategic Officer- Image Courtesy: Yahsat

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (ADX: YAHSAT), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, has recently announced the appointment of Amit Somani as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer (CGSO).

Industry sources added that Mr. Somani, a satellite communications industry veteran, has rejoined Yahsat with over 27 years of experience in satellite communications and management consulting. He already has extensive knowledge of Yahsat across diverse roles during his previous tenure with the company from 2010 to 2022. These included Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and most recently Chief Strategy Officer from 2014 to 2022.

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, stated: “We would like to welcome Amit back into the Yahsat family. His appointment is part of Yahsat’s continuous efforts to attract the best talent from across the satellite communications industry who can help us deliver on our ambitious growth strategy. His in-depth knowledge of the satellite communications industry and his proven leadership capabilities will be crucial in advancing our goals.”

Mr. Al Hashemi highlighted Mr. Somani’s active participation in implementing Yahsat’s successful IPO and listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) in 2021, as an example of his ability to deliver exceptional results.

Amit Somani, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer of Yahsat stated: “I am delighted to return to Yahsat and contribute to its ambitious mission of transforming the space industry in the UAE and the wider region. It is a pleasure to resume my journey with Yahsat and contribute to its growth, and innovation, delivering exceptional solutions for its valued customers, building upon its strong foundations, strategic partnerships, and operational excellence.”

Industry sources added that Mr. Somani will return to Yahsat in this new role on 1st April 2024, after a two-year stint as Chief Executive Officer of the UAE-based international hedge fund consortium, ABS Global.

Industry sources further affirmed that in his latest leadership role with Yahsat, Mr. Somani will foresee the development and implementation of the firm’s growth strategy in addition to powering its global strategic partnerships and alliances.

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