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Yahsat Announces Appointment of Sulaiman Al Ali as Chief Commercial Officer of Yahsat to Drive Next Phase of YahClick and Thuraya Growth
ABU DHABI, UAE, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- In his new capacity, Sulaiman Al Ali will lead both YahClick, Yahsat's data 
solutions arm, and Thuraya, its mobility business
- Mr. Al Ali's expanded portfolio reflects Yahsat's commitment to maximizing 
its combined strength, driving synergies across the company and creating 
additional value for its customers and partners

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC ("Yahsat") listed on the Abu Dhabi 
Securities Exchange ("ADX") under (SYMBOL: YAHSAT) (ISIN: AEA007501017), the 
UAE's flagship satellite solutions provider, today announced the appointment of 
Sulaiman Al Ali as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Yahsat and will be 
effective as of July 1, 2022.

Sulaiman Al Ali will assume the role following the departure of Farhad Khan who 
served as CCO of Yahsat for the past six years. Mr. Khan has been a key 
proponent of the expansion of the Group's YahClick business in existing and new 

Mr. Al Ali has been with the Yahsat Group since 2014, initially serving as a 
Director within the Yahsat Government Solutions area, prior to assuming the 
role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya in 2019 and subsequently its 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2021. As CEO of Thuraya, Mr. Al Ali has been 
instrumental in driving operational excellence and delivering new and 
innovative solutions to customers in a post-pandemic environment, as well as 
establishing a platform for strong future growth.

Mr. Al Ali's appointment aligns with Yahsat's commitment to maximizing the 
combined strength of its wide bench of technologies, services and capabilities 
to deliver greater value and innovation to its customers across the globe.

Commenting on the announcement, Ali Al Hashemi, Group CEO of Yahsat said: "I am 
delighted to announce the appointment of Sulaiman Al Ali as Chief Commercial 
Officer of Yahsat. Sulaiman's new position and expanded portfolio is reflective 
of his outstanding contributions across the Group and will enable us to expand 
and advance our customer solutions by effectively leveraging the distinct and 
complementary qualities offered by our fixed and mobility business and 
technology platforms. On behalf of myself and the leadership team, I take this 
opportunity to thank Farhad for his unstinting service and delivery to Yahsat 
and YahClick and wish him every success as he embarks upon his future 

Sulaiman Al Ali, CCO of Yahsat, added: "I am deeply honoured to have been 
appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer for Yahsat. I am committed to 
combining the collective strengths of our business to amplify the value we can 
deliver to our customers and partners.  Yahsat is ideally placed to address the 
complex issues facing our customers by offering them a highly-equipped one-stop 
shop where they are able to fulfil their various satellite communications 
needs. We look forward to harnessing the innovative spirit that runs across 
Yahsat's commercial business to provide an unparalleled level of service to our 

About Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) is a public company 
listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and a subsidiary of Mubadala 
Investment Company PJSC, offering multi-mission satellite services in more than 
150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and 

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