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Former SES CEO and President Karim Sabbagh Joins E-Space


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E-Space, a global space company bridging Earth and space with a sustainable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network, has announced the appointment of Karim Michel Sabbagh as Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East (EME). Karim Sabbagh will consequently report to E-Space Founder and CEO Greg Wyler.

Sabbagh will supervise all EME business strategies and operations. He will also support the regional corporate development and technical and manufacturing team activities. In addition, Sabbagh will lead interactions with commercial, Government and defense organizations, as well as other essential regional stakeholders. Sabbagh will also help the CEO, Wyler define key programs, operational actions, and general management functions.

Sabbagh was the former President and CEO of SES, Chairman of SES ASTRA, and a member of the Board of Directors of O3b Networks before its acquisition by SES. He joined SES from the global consulting firm Booz & Co., where he was a global practice leader for communication, media, and technology.

Greg Wyler commented, “I have known Karim since working with SES when he had the foresight to see how NGSO systems were going to change the industry. Not only does he have an impressive track record of accomplishments, from leading major space organizations to building global teams, but he has the right experience, credibility, and energy to immediately step into this role and make an impact. We have ambitious goals at E-Space, and Karim will help us disrupt traditional NewSpace markets as we fundamentally change the design of legacy LEO space systems to deliver entirely new satellite capabilities at a fraction of the cost.”

Karim Sabbagh added, “E-Space is on track to make a major step-change in how global governments, defense organizations, enterprises, and small businesses leverage space as a global communications platform. The Company’s goals are bold, and its focus is on enabling an entirely new class of ubiquitous, real-time communications and Internet of Things services to support everything from basic messaging to advanced voice, video, and data communications. Having worked with Greg in the past, I’m energized and motivated to help make E-Space a success story within the larger global space and communications communities.”

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