Asia Broadcast Satellite Appoints Felix Damiba as the Managing Director of Africa

Hong Kong, 1st April 2013 – Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) announced the appointment of Felix Damiba as the Managing Director of Africa.   In this newly created position, Felix will be responsible for business development, managing sales and operations for the African market.

Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “We are delighted to have Felix join us at ABS.  Felix brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry and will demonstrate strong leadership skills in various disciplines to bring ABS’s presence in Africa to another level. He will be responsible for business development, sales, and project and service management.    We are confident that Felix’s experience in sales and customer relations as well as his high standard of service delivery will help our future expansion for this growing region.”

Mr Damiba was the Sales Director at Comtech EF Data with a strong track record for both commercial and government clients for the African region.  He also held various positions in Sales and Engineering with Intelsat and was the CTO of National Telecommunications of Burkina Faso. Felix holds an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland, and a Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest.

About Asia Broadcast Satellite

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world. ABS offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, cellular backhaul, VSAT and Internet backbone services with diverse IP transit through its Asian, African, European and the Middle East internet gateways.  ABS’ satellite fleet includes four satellites (ABS-1, ABS-1A, ABS-3 and ABS-7) with its fifth satellite (ABS-2) scheduled to launch 2H 2013. The ABS-2 satellite will be located in geostationary orbit at 75˚East. Fitted with up to 89 active C, Ku, and Ka-band transponders, it will provide optimized direct TV broadcast, multimedia applications, telecommunications and data transmission services for Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Russia/CIS countries.

ABS has also ordered two new Boeing 720SP satellites with the options to add more satellites over the next 2-3 years to its growing satellite fleet