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SES ASTRA and Yahsat Appoint CEO for Middle East satellite company

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Luxembourg & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 4, 2009, Luxembourg & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - SES ASTRA and the Arab satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company have appointed Mohamed Youssif CEO of YahLive.

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Mr. Youssif has more than 20 years of professional experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry, particularly in the Middle East. Before taking responsibility for YahLive, Mr. Youssif headed the commercial operations of Arab Satellite Communications Organisation (Arabsat) as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Prior to his assignment with Arabsat, Mr. Youssif served as Managing Director of MESAT Consultancy and as General Manager for the Middle East at ICO Global Communications. Between 1987 and 1996, Mr. Youssif worked for Hughes Network Systems where his latest role was Middle-East and North Africa Marketing Manager. Mr. Youssif holds a university degree in telecommunications and electronic engineering. YahLive is a partnership between the satellite operators SES ASTRA and Yahsat to offer Direct-to-Home (DTH) television capacity and services to more than two dozen countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South West Asia, a large economic region with substantial growth potent

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