Asia Broadcast Satellite appoints Mohamed Youssif as Chief Operating Officer and President & Managing Director of the Middle East

Hong Kong, 29th May 2013 – Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) announced the appointment of Mohamed Youssif as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ABS and President & Managing Director of the Middle East.  As ABS’s Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed will be responsible for global sales and revenue for the company as well as directly managing business development for the Middle East region.
“We are extremely pleased to have Mohamed on board ABS.  His capabilities and knowledge of the industry will vastly improve our global sales performance.   Mohamed’s extensive experiences and leadership qualities will be an invaluable asset.  We are confident he will lead us in the next phase of our growth of our business and services,” said Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS.   “Mohamed will be one of multiple Executive Committee members joining ABS this year.”

“As the fastest growing international satellite operator in the world, it gives me great pleasure to be part of such a dynamic team.  I look forward to being a part of the great success awaiting ABS,” commented Mohamed Youssif.

Mr Youssif previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of YahLive and as the Chief Commercial Officer responsible for sales for Arabsat. He has also held executive positions at ICO Global Communications, Hughes and was the founder of MESAT Consultancy in Beirut.  Mohamed holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Helwan University in Cairo.



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.