Bermuda, 9th September 2022, ABS, a global satellite operator, announced today that Amit  Somani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will assume duties on 10th October 2022.  

Amit brings over 25 years of experience as an operational and strategic leader in the information  and communications technology space, with valuable experience as a senior executive in the  satellite communications sector. 

“I am very excited to be joining the ABS team at this time,” said Amit. “The company’s diverse  and wide-reaching portfolio of assets, spanning multiple technologies and markets, coupled with  a highly capable team makes it a unique platform to capitalize on the opportunities in the rapidly evolving satellite communications industry.” 

“Amit brings proven industry experience and strategic expertise to help us deliver innovative  growth and value creation. The ABS Board warmly welcomes Amit who, with the support of the  senior leadership team, is the ideal candidate to lead ABS into this next phase of its  development,” said Parm Sandhu, Chairman of ABS.  

Amit will join ABS after having served nearly 13 years at Yahsat where, as Chief Strategy Officer,  he played a critical role in the group’s successful expansion into multiple new businesses and  geographies, making it into one of the global leaders in the satellite industry today.  

Prior to joining Yahsat in 2010, Amit worked as a consultant at Booz and Company, and other  international consulting firms, advising clients in the information and communication technology  sector across the globe. He has spent significant portions of his career in North America, South  America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. 

Amit holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering with French from the University of  Nottingham and an Executive MBA from the London Business School. 


About ABS 

ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including  broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers,  enterprises and government organizations. 

ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6. The  satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific,  Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia. 

Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE and Asia. For more  information, visit