GSOA appoints Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Yahsat Group, as new Vice-Chair

14 March Washington, D.C. – The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ali Al Hashemi as its new Vice Chair. Mr Al Hashemi, who serves as Chief Executive of Yahsat Group, the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, brings extensive experience and expertise in the satellite industry to his new role and will work closely with the Association’s Chair and Board of Directors to promote the growth and impact of the industry.

“It is an honor to  be named as Vice Chair of GSOA and I look forward to working with my peers in the industry to advance our shared goals,” said Mr Al Hashemi. “The satellite industry has a critical role to play in enabling connectivity and innovation around the world, and I am excited to contribute to its continued success and impact through the important initiatives of GSOA.”

Mr Al Hashemi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Yahsat Group in April 2021, having previously served in concurrent roles as the General Manager of Yahsat Government Solutions and Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya. Ali has over 20 years of experience and a proven executive management track record of driving sales growth in the satellite industry, having developed Yahsat’s managed services capability in the UAE and other key regional markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Al Hashemi in this position at such an exciting time of growth and innovation and we look forward to the valuable insights and leadership he will bring to our organization,” said Isabelle Mauro, Director General of GSOA. “His deep understanding of the regional satellite and space industry  will be invaluable in demonstrating the impact and  benefits the industry brings to citizens, governments and enterprises, not only in the MENA region, but across global markets”.

About Yahsat

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) is a public company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, offering multi-mission satellite services in more than 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia.

Yahsat’s fleet of 5 satellites reaches more than 80% of the world’s population, enabling critical communications including broadband, broadcasting, backhauling and mobility solutions. Based out of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Yahsat provides C, Ku, Ka and L-band satellite communications solutions for land, maritime and aero platforms to consumers, governments and enterprises. Its businesses consist of Yahsat Government Solutions, Thuraya, YahClick (powered by Hughes) and YahLink. Yahsat also participates in Hughes do Brasil, an equity partnership with Hughes, and Yahlive, an equity partnership with SES. In 2020, Yahsat commenced construction of Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation telecommunications system for Thuraya, which is due to be in service during 2025.

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