Intelsat names satellite executive chief commercial officer

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications, announced the appointment of satellite industry executive Samer Halawi to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), the company said.

Assuming the role effective January 9, 2018, Halawi will lead an organization spanning the company´s global commercial operations, including the broadband, mobility, media, and government businesses, as well as the sales and marketing teams.

Intelsat created the new role to accelerate the commercialization of its Intelsat EpicNG high throughput fleet and build additional focus on the introduction of new managed services, unlocking new applications to drive company growth. Halawi will also be responsible for the company´s engagement with key business partners such as OneWeb and Kymeta as well as with distributors and VARs across sectors.

Intelsat operates the world´s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat´s Globalized Network combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. For more information, visit