Intelsat makes key appointments

Jay Yass

Jay Yass

Satellite operator Intelsat has named long-standing Intelsat executive Jay Yass to the post of vice-president of business development and named Hazem Moakkit to the newly created role of vice-president of corporate and spectrum strategy.

Yass and Moakkit will report to Bruno Fromont, Intelsat’s SVP of strategy and asset management.

 In his new role Yass will add to his market development responsibilities and lead Intelsat’s global business development initiatives.  He will oversee the company’s business development team and work closely with Intelsat’s corporate strategy, product management as well as its innovation and service architecture teams to identify and establish partnerships that will complement the type and value of the services delivered to customers.

Yass previously served as Intelsat’s VP of global accounts and strategic sales as well as Intelsat’s VP of network services product management.

Moakkit will lead the corporate strategy and spectrum teams, analysing shifts in market trends to guide the strategic direction of the company.  He will also be responsible for optimising Intelsat’s orbital spectrum rights to support the company’s overall business plans.

Hazem Moakkit

Hazem Moakkit

Moakkit previously held executive regulatory and spectrum affairs positions at O3b Satellite Networks and Yahsat.

”As Intelsat continues to look for innovative approaches that will drive value for our customers, Jay’s and Hazem’s leadership and expertise will be essential to accelerating our business development initiatives and delivering new services to the marketplace,” said Bruno Fromont, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Asset Management, Intelsat.

“Jay is a long-standing Intelsat executive with a proven track record of developing strong ecosystem partnerships, enabling him to effectively lead our business development team. Similarly, Hazem’s wealth of experience in spectrum strategy and development will prove invaluable as Intelsat analyses and identifies new applications where our satellite-based solutions will play a meaningful role in the continuing expansion of broadband connectivity everywhere.”

Tags: Intelsat, US