Three In­tel­sat ap­point­ments bol­ster busi­ness

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In­tel­sat S. A. has named Brian Jakins ( pic­tured) as the com­pany’s re­gional vice pres­i­dent of Sales in Africa, based in Jo­han­nes­burg. Prior to join­ing In­tel­sat, Jakins served as the vice pres­i­dent of Sales and Ser­vices Africa for Aviat Net­works, a global provider of mi­crowave net­work­ing. He has also held se­nior sales man­age­ment po­si­tions of in­creas­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity at com­pa­nies such as Al­ca­tel- Lu­cent, Siemens Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, and Wire­less Data Ser­vices South Africa.

The com­pany also ap­pointed a long- stand­ing In­tel­sat ex­ec­u­tive, Jay Yass, to vice pres­i­dent of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, in ad­di­tion to nam­ing Hazem Moakkit for the newly cre­ated role of vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate and spec­trum strat­egy. Both Yass and Moakkit will be based in the com­pany’s McLean, VA of­fice.

Yass ( pic­tured) will lead In­tel­sat’s global busi­ness de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives, work­ing closely with the com­pany’s cor­po­rate strat­egy, prod­uct man­age­ment; as well as its in­no­va­tion and ser­vice ar­chi­tec­ture teams to iden­tify and es­tab­lish part­ner­ships that will com­ple­ment the type and value of the ser­vices de­liv­ered to cus­tomers. He pre­vi­ously served as In­tel­sat’s VP of Global Ac­counts and Strate­gic Sales, and VP of Net­work Ser­vices Prod­uct Man­age­ment. Be­fore join­ing In­tel­sat in 2003, he held se­nior roles at Tel­ogy Net­work ( now part of Texas In­stru­ments) and GTE Satel­lite Cor­po­ra­tion.

Moakkit will lead the cor­po­rate strat­egy and spec­trum teams, an­a­lyz­ing shifts in mar­ket trends to guide the strate­gic di­rec­tion of the com­pany. He will also be re­spon­si­ble for op­ti­miz­ing or­bital spec­trum rights to sup­port the com­pany’s over­all busi­ness plans. Pre­vi­ously Moakkit held ex­ec­u­tive reg­u­la­tory and spec­trum affairs po­si­tions at O3b Satel­lite Net­works and Yah­sat.

Jay Yass, VP of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment

Brian Jakins, VP sales, SA

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