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Yahsat Appoints Amit Somani as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

Yahsat Al Yah 1 satellite in orbit image. Credit Yahsat
Yahsat Al Yah 1 satellite in orbit image. Credit Yahsat

Ibadan, 3 March 2024. – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has announced the appointment of Amit Somani as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer. Mr. Somani consequently rejoins Yahsat with over 27 years of experience in satellite communications and management consulting. He already has extensive knowledge of Yahsat across various roles during his previous tenure with the company from 2010 to 2022.

In his new leadership role with the Company, Mr. Somani will oversee the development and implementation of the company’s growth strategy in addition to spearheading its global strategic partnerships and alliances. This expanded position therefore, reaffirms Yahsat’s efforts to successfully implement its wider growth strategy. Furthermore, Mr. Somani’s expertise will be crucial in enabling the company to diversify its range of products and solutions while venturing into new emerging market segments and expanding its satellite capabilities.

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: “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.”

Likewise, Amit Somani, the new Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, said: “I am happy 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.”

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