Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, has appointed Farhad Khan as its chief commercial officer (CCO). Farhad will assume the position and will be responsible for the overall customer operations, marketing and sales management activities of Yahsat

Commenting on the executive appointment Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, chief executive officer said: "After careful selection, we are pleased to have found the best individual for the job. Farhad has a proven record in the telecommunications industry combined with strong leadership skills and deep industry knowledge. I wish Farhad every success in his new role and have full confidence that with his leadership we will continue our growth trajectory."

Farhad Khan, newly appointed chief commercial officer, Yahsat said: "I am delighted to be joining Yahsat at such an exciting time. Yahsat’s achievements in less than five years of operations, with the launch of two satellites and serving many communities across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia, has been nothing short of remarkable.  During this next critical growth phase I will concentrate on establishing new partnerships, work on the launch of Yahsat’s third satellite Al Yah 3 and drive the business as we enter more than 20 additional markets."

Farhad brings with him a wealth of experience in commercial and business turnaround strategy. He is a seasoned veteran in the telecommunications industry, having worked across Africa and Asia, bringing more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles to Yahsat. He has multi-functional experience across business development, marketing and strategic planning.

Gulf Bridge International "GBI" announced that its Board of Directors has nominated and appointed Amr Eid as the acting chief executive officer, effective immediately, in addition to his role and responsibilities as the chief commercial officer.

Abdulla Al Rwaili, executive vice chairman and managing director, GBI said: "Amr Eid has been nominated by the Board of Directors in recognition of his sounding accomplishments." He added: "Amr Eid will focus on leading GBI through its progressive growth plans spearheading the company's transformation and will enforce GBI's positioning as a global multilayer services provider."

Amr Eid brings over 23 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries having worked at leadership positions for numerous global multinational companies. He enjoys a solid industry track record of achievements in building new companies, divisions and subsidiaries, creating innovative go to market strategies, having won many recognitions and awards regionally and internationally over the span of his successful career.

Eid holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering in addition to Post Graduate studies in Operations and Finance.

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Dec 2016

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