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Intelsat CCO stepping down

December 6, 2021

By Chris Forrester

Amidst all the mayhem of its bankruptcy, Intelsat revealed to the Securities & Exchange Commission that Samer Halawi, its Chief Commercial Officer, is to leave at the end of the year.

Halawi follows CEO Steve Spengler in stepping down. Halawi will receive a lump sum payoff of $1.18 million under the company’s employee incentive scheme. He will remain an advisor while the company’s bankruptcy plays out.

Spengler and Halawi’s near simultaneous departures signify a major leadership change at the company as it emerges from bankruptcy.

Halawi joined Intelsat in January 2018 after a short period as CCO of (then) would-be constellation operator OneWeb. He was previously CEO of UAE-based Thuraya Telecommunications.

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