Vice President, Spectrum Strategy
Intelsat US LLC
Speaker: World Radiocommunication Conference 2019: The Global Future for Satellites
Hazem Moakkit is responsible for shaping Intelsat’s strategic long-term positioning in the marketplace. In his role, he works closely with the company’s business development, asset management and innovation teams to analyze and identify emerging growth opportunities for Intelsat. In addition, he is responsbile for managing efforts that protect, optimize and leverage the company’s spectrum assets in support of Intelsat’s broader long-term growth strategy. He joined Intelsat in 2015.
Mr. Moakkit is a veteran of the satellite industry where he held various capacities over the last 30 years. Prior to rejoining Intelsat in 2015, Mr. Moakkit served as Vice President, Spectrum Development, at O3b Satellite Networks where he was responsible for managing and acquiring spectrum assets for the non-geostationary satellite operator, in addition to overseeing all of their regulatory activities at the ITU, CEPT, and other regulatory bodies. Before that, he was the Director or Regulatory & Spectrum Affairs where he created and managed the spectrum strategy for Yahsat (UAE) and was a key member of the Corporate Strategy team where he was instrumental in formulating and executing the expansion strategy for Yahsat in Africa and South America.
Prior to Yahsat, Mr. Moakkit was a member of the Spectrum & Regulatory group at Intelsat (previously PanAmSat) in Washington, DC. During his tenure at PanAmSat, he also worked in various system and sales engineering capacities. Early on in his career, Mr. Moakkit served as a systems engineer at ATCI, an integrator of satellite systems based in Tempe, Arizona.
Mr. Moakkit earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.