Washington DC, 9 December 2014 – ABS announced the appointment of Flavien Bachabi as the Managing Director of Africa. Flavien will be responsible for leading
the sales and business operations for the African continent.
Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “We are excited to have Flavien on board at ABS, heading up our African operations. As the regional Head of Sales, he
will be responsible for managing and developing new business for the market. Flavien has over 30 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunication industry and has extensive knowledge of the Africa market. His expertise and leadership skills will contribute to our expansion for this growing continent.”
Prior to joining ABS, Flavien was the Vice President of Business Operations and Intergovernmental Initiatives and held various management roles at Intelsat, including Regional Vice President for Africa. He has also spent 15 years in senior positions with Benin Telecommunications and served on international councils and committees including the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and the Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM). He is also a sitting board member of the Advisory Board of the Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) of ITU.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Benin, as well as a Master of Science degree of Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute St. Petersburg.
ABS is a dynamic and fast growing global satellite operator. ABS 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 six satellites; ABS-1A, ABS-2, ABS-3, ABS-4/Mobisat-1, ABS-6 and ABS-7. The satellite fleet covers 80% of the world’s population across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.
ABS has also procured two Boeing 702SP satellites (ABS-3A & ABS-2A) planned for early and late 2015 with the options to add more satellites over the next 2-3 years to its growing satellite fleet.
Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, Dubai, South Africa, Germany, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. ABS is majority owned by funds managed by the European Private Equity firm Permira. The Permira funds acquired ABS in 2010.
For more information, visit www.absatellite.com