SatixFy CEO Yoel Gat passes away
April 11, 2022
SatixFy Communications has announced that the company’s Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO Yoel Gat passed away on April 8th.
Yoav Leibovitch, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of himself and SatixFy’s Board:
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Yoel. He was a tremendous visionary and the driving force behind growing SatixFy to where it is today. I personally have partnered with Yoel for over 30 years and will miss both his personal friendship and business partnership. He was a true entrepreneur, a creator of new companies, technologies and markets. We will continue to follow his vision as we take SatixFy to its next stage of growth. We also extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Simona, and his two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.”
Leibovitch has been named Interim CEO and will assume Gat’s leadership duties for the time being as well as continuing his duties as CFO. SatixFy had previously announced that its new CEO has been hired to begin on June 26th 2022, the culmination of a transition plan that began in the Fall of 2021. SatixFy expects to announce the name of the new CEO in the coming weeks, as soon as he is free to do so in his current position.