A World Satellite Business Week event
11-14 Sept. 2017 / The Westin - Paris

Shawkat Ahmed

Advisor to the CEO


United Arab Emirates

Amit Somani is the Chief Strategy Officer at Yahsat, the UAE based satellite communications company. He joined Yahsat in January 2010 from Booz & Company bringing with him a wealth of experience from an 18 year career including 15 years spent at leading consulting firms in the ICT industry covering strategy, operations and technology. He has spent significant portions of his career in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Amit develops the Yahsat strategy and growth agenda and oversees major strategic initiatives for the company. He is also responsible for sourcing and driving forward key business development opportunities. In parallel, Amit oversees the Regulatory and Spectrum Management and Corporate Communications functions for the company, and is also responsible for seeing through the successful set-up and launch of the company’s operations in Brazil. Amit graduated from the University of Nottingham in the UK with a Masters in Electronic Engineering with French and also earned an MBA from London Business School.