Speakers

CABSAT SPEAKERS

CONTENT CONGRESS

CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

RAFAŁ RADAWIEC

Project Lead Wroclaw University of Science and Technology & CEO and Co-Founder, Vestigit, Poland
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

OTT professional with a focus on delivering high-quality content and viewing experiences

TOM SHAPLAND

Sales Director MENA CONVIVA
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

ELZAHRAA ESSAM

Co-Founder Captain Boy, Egypt
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

SHERIF ISKANDER

VP International Business Rotana Media Group
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

NICK GRANDE

CEO mena.tv
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

TASSABIH HASSAN

Head of Insights ChannelSculptor
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leading the Arab World's only 24-hour Arabic language financial and business news and information Channel

MOHAMMED Y. BURHAN

CEO CNBC Arabia
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

JEAN LUC DEROUDILHE

Advanced TV services and Managing Director of FRANSAT Eutelsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

LALIT VASE

Founder and CEO NASR ESPORTS
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

LIAM J HAYTER

Senior Solutions Architect EMEA, NewTek Inc.
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Two times international award-winning public speaker and among the first Emiratis to win the District Toastmasters Annual Conference 2018 award for Humorous Speech and International Speech in 2020

SAMEER AL JABERI

Head of Locations and Government Resources Abu Dhabi Film Commission/Twofour54 Abu Dhabi
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Holding the title for the highest distributed shows in Middle East history

TAREK EL GANAINY

CEO & Founder TVision for Media Productions
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

A British Lebanese executive with 30 years of experience in Arab Media, developing premium content in Saudi - DKL`s first 12-episode thriller - The Dean - has been exclusively shown on Shahid VIP and MBC

FADI ISMAIL

CEO DKL STUDIO
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Heads Global Content Distribution, for a leading Pan-Arab media company with assets spanning TV, Movies, Audio & advertising sales

JAD JOUBRAN

VP - Global Content Distribution & Partnerships Rotana Media Group
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Award winning entrepreneur who has developed award winning and impactful work for a diverse range of blue chip brands and government entities across the Middle East and San Francisco working with clients such as Nike, Dubai Sports Council, Google, YouTube, Arabian Radio Network, McDonalds, GMC

OMAR TOM

Cofounder and CEO Dukkan Media
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Creating Intriguing Stories Since 2012 & spearheading to some of the most notable animation projects between CAI and DXB

MOHANAD HASSAN

Co-founder and CEO Follk Creative Solutions
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

The First Arab producer to ever win an Emmy

TALAL AL-AWAMLEH

Executive Producer & CEO Telemedia Group
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Business Leader, film maker, prolific writer and occasional painter

ASHOK NAMBOODIRI

Chief Business Officer - Asia Today Limited (ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited)
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

expert on media sector strategy development, media localization and regulatory design at a leading global management consulting firm

HADI HAMMOUD

Partner A.T. Kearney
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

In charge of acquisition and sales in Asia, Middle East and Africa. at one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe

YULIYA FISCHER

Director ZDF Studios GmbH
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

A seasoned electronic media practitioner and administrator having worked in television and radio in Zimbabwe

COMFORT MBOFANA

Zimpapers Radio Broadcasting Division Zimbabwe
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

An Emirati women leader helming a TV channel in the UAE

MARIAM AL SERKAL

Head of Majid Kids Abu Dhabi Media, UAE
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leading media organizations in both private and public sectors such as OSN KSA, focusing on developing the ppl meter solution for the last four years in conjunction with GCAM

ENG. BANDAR AL MASHHADI

CEO Saudi Arabia’s Media Rating Company (MRC)
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Setting the trend with path breaking research with media owners and agencies to understand audience behaviors and attitudes

SARAH MESSER

Managing Director Nielsen Media MENAP
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

"Recreating the African Narrative through visual storytelling as a catalyst for social change"

MOS MWANIKI

Kenyan Filmmaker, Creative Director MosMax Media Group Limited, Kenya
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Heads technology for a leading Pan-Arab media company with assets spanning TV, Movies, Audio & advertising sales

DR NASER REFAAT

CTO Rotana Media Group
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Well-known Indian Media entrepreneur, providing specialized content to some marquee names in the Indian media industry

SHIREEN SETHI

COO Network 1 Media, India
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Versatile Event MC & Former News Anchor who brings events to life!

LAURA BUCKWELL

Former News Anchor Event Host & MC
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Industry veteran charged with stepping up MENA region's largest media company's output of “local and international film and TV drama series”

PETER SMITH

Managing Director MBC Studios
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Award winning & well-respected commentator on Nollywood, Nigerian music, and African cinema for over a decade

ORIS AIGBOKHAEVBOLO

Nollywood Expert and Media Consultant Nigeria
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Media veteran, Ex COO of Yahlive

AMMAR BARANBO

Partner Mondo Globo
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

An award winning Media and Entertainment professional

SANJAY RAINA

Global Media & Entertainment Professional UAE
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leading media personality and the only African TV broadcast journalist in the UAE

MAYOWA ADEGOKE

Freelance TV Show Host and International Journalist
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

An established & most sought after Content Market Consultant in the the Arab world

HEBA KORAYEM

Content Market & Distribution Specialist H Consult
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Formulating strategies for Marketing and Customer Services Sector at one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world

WAEL MOHAMMED ALBUTI

VP & Chief Commercial Officer ARABSAT
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Supporting Arabic broadcasters & content owners to aggregate and distribute their content globally via satellite, cable, telecoms, and OTT platforms

HESHAM KHALIPHA

Partner Mondo Globo Inc.
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leading media exec with solid experience in Radio and TV channels management pursuing commercial objectives and targeted revenues for the channels

MOUSTAPHA BEKHEET

Ex-Managing Director Watch IT & Founder & CEO, Pan Arab Media, Egypt
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Director, Department of Entertainment and Creative Services Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

South African writer, director, mother, activist and all-round good human being

TSHEPO MOCHE

Writer & Director Disney Plus & Creator and Writer, Play Nice Pictures
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Serial Entrepreneur & Advisory Board member of blockchain dedicated funds and technology companies

MELANIE MOHR

Founder and CEO WOM Protocol, Singapore
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leading media executive at one of the youngest and well-known media zones in the UAE

FAGR KASSIM ALI

Director Media Sector Development Sharjah Media City
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Visionary, spearheading creative growth to position Dubai as an international media hub

MAJED AL SUWAIDI

Managing Director Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, and Dubai Production City
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Responsible for developing a world-class production center in Abu Dhabi, capable of supporting productions from around the world

HANS FRAIKIN

Film and Television Commissioner Abu Dhabi Film Commission
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Supporting media publishers, creators and public figures to leverage Meta's tools to maximize mutually beneficial objectives

MOON BAZ

Creator Partnerships Lead, Africa, Middle East and Turkey at Meta
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

TONY SAAB

VP Content & Production Intigral- STC
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Developing and implementing content partnerships strategy across the entire MEA and Turkey region for the one of the largest microblogging and social networking service

KINDA IBRAHIM

Director of Media Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa and Turkey Twitter
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

2 x Webby Award winner, visual journalist and news designer who specializes in stories for digital and social platforms. currently Head of Social Media for CNN Greece

KONSTANTINOS ANTONOPOULOS

Visual Journalist & Interactive Producer Film Maker
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Head of the Arab World’s most ambitious, multi-platform Arabic language business news outlet

RIAD HAMADE

Director of Business News Asharq Business with Bloomberg
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Africa’s acclaimed writer, journalist, culture activist and actorAfrica’s acclaimed writer, journalist, culture activist and actor

JAHMAN ANIKULAPO

Director Prime Business & The Guardian’s ex-Editor
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Content management expert at one of the leading Entertainment Platform In the Middle East

NADIM DADA

VP of Programming & Content Acquisition STARZPLAY
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Award winning executive spearheading business initiatives at one of the largest and most successful kids entertainment conglomerate in the Middle East region

KAMEL WEISS

General Manager Spacetoon Go & Strategic Business Development Director Spacetoon TV
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Emirati media executive playing a pivotal role in turning Abu Dhabi into a global powerhouse in the gaming & eSports scene

SULTAN AL RIYAMI

Head of Gaming & eSports Creative Media Authority & Abu Dhabi Gaming
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Heading India’s leading production house that made the biggest budget film of Indian Cinema

AASHISH SINGH

CEO Lyca Productions, India

SATEXPO SUMMIT

CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Background in high-level international positions in UK, Saudia Arabia and Spain. Expertise in strategic customer solutions and excellence.

JOSE HORTA

Sales Director Integrasys
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

RICHARD SWARDH

Senior Vice President Premium Enterprise & Mobile Operators Comtech
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

DR. JOHN B. SHELDON

Partner AzurX
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

JAN STOOP

Vice President Business Development Comtech
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

JASSEM NASSER

Chief Strategy Officer Thuraya
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

MIKEL ONDARRA

VP Strategy and Business Development Yahsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

RHYS MORGAN

GM Media and Networks EMEA Intelsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

EMIL SAMARAH

Ambassador World Space Sustainability Association
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

ROBERTO CASSAR

Legal Counsel Elseco
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

DR. AQUIB MOIN

Associate Professor UAE University & Senior Affiliated Scientist, National Space Science & Technology Centre
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

PhD Electronic Engineering – Applied Electromagnetics. 13 years at ESA in various high-stakes technical and innovation roles, currently covers 5G/6G strategic programme line including technology and business model innovation.

FABRIZIO DE PAOLIS

5G/6G Implementation Manager European Space Agency
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Former head of space department at Thuraya Satellite Telecommunication Company. Over 23 years in satellite telecoms across technology innovation, strategy, operations and opening new markets.

MR. AHMED ALMAAZMI

Sr. Director/Satellite Services & Broadcast, Etisalat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

BRUNO RITCHIE

Head of Space Elseco
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

30+ years’ experience in technology and government relations. B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Numerous articles & interviews, focused on space exploration to solve issues on earth.

ALLEN HERBERT

Co-Founder & General Manager, Starlab Oasis
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Satellite technology professional since 1984, senior legal expert in satellite communications. Chairman of TUYAD, 1st and only satellite association in Turkey. 8 published books.

MR. HAYRETTIN OZAYDIN

President TUYAD
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

37 years in aerospace, global experience in setting up business entities and delivering complex turnkey system solutions.

BRUNO DUPAS

President France, Singapore & Japan, Kratos Communications
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

GHASSAN MURAT

Managing Director, MENA, Eutelsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

HEC graduate with expertise working ith CEOs and heads of international organisations in satellite, space and telecommunications industries. Recognised thought leader and frequent public speaker.

AARTI HOLLA-MAINI

Secretary General GSOA
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Tech & finance specialist with extensive political experience. Secretary to UK Parliamentary Space Group 2017-2020. Representative at UK Space, GSOA, GVF & SIA. Participated in Inmarsat IPO & listing of Telenet Belgium. Experienced CMO and NED.

CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN

Chief of Government, Regulation & Engagement, OneWeb
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Degree mathmeticial with expertise in Sub-Saharan regional market, experienced business development & sales at Newtec, Globaltrack, Castor Networks.

PIETER-PAUL MOOIJMAN

Regional VP Africa, ST Engineering
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

20 years’ experience in satellite across engineering, business development and management. Former technology consultant having developed high performance communication and processing solutions for commercial and defense.

MARK LAMBERT

President Kratos
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Satellite regulatory compliance & international affairs expert. Specialises in commercial, infrastructure, state security and lawful interception. Former telecoms consultant advising on satellite, mobile, internet, data and cloud regultions. Active participant in ITU helping engage practices in the region."

LAITH HAMAD

VP, Government and Regulatory Engagement & Board Member OneWeb NEOM Joint Venture
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

20 years experience in military space & security. Former positions at Center for Defense Information and Colalition to Reduce Neclear Dangers, frequently media contributor to New York Times, Space News, NPR

VICTORIA SAMSON

Washington Office Director Secure World Foundation
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

15 years’ experience in satellite & broadcasting and 11 years with SIG, currently MD. Regular speaker and commentator on satellite challenges and innovative solutions. Also founder of industry specialised PR & marketing agency.

HELEN WEEDON

Managing Director Satcoms Innovation Group
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Theoretical physcist with masters degree from the International Space University (FR). Prior experience at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and European Space Agency. Current technical manager at University of Reading Space4Climate Group.

SABRINA ALAM

Senior Specialist, ESG and Sustainability, SES
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Industrial engineer and ESIC business school graduate. 10 years at Integrasys. Previous experience at CERN.

ALVARO SANCHEZ

Integrasys, Spain CEO
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

International and Private Law graduate with majors in mathematics and physics. Has led projects including foreign broadcast licensing with German State Media Authority and setting up Northtelecom as a German Federal Network Agency company.

MILLAD AZIZ ZADEH

Group COO Northtelecom
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Former NASA scientist-turned-astropreneur. Experience includes technical roles on the Hubble Space Telescope, Terra Satellite, Galileo Mission and ESA Hersschel Space Observatory. Media contributions and publications include BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, HBR, The Space Channel & The Astrophysical.

DR. BIDUSHI BHATTACHARYA

Founder & CEO AstroHub
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

20 years’ experience with global satellite industry working with space, broadcast & telecoms stakeholders across all continents. Regular contributor to events & publications.

MARTIN JARROLD

VP International Programme Development GVF
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Over 35 years in the space industry specialising in geostationary satellite operations. Member of ISO group building space best practices & standards and UK representative at ECCS (European Co-operation for Space Standardisation).

ALESSANDRO CACIONI

Director Flight Dynamics, Inmarsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Founder of a global platform that brings early stage space start-ups and investors together

SHAGUN SACHDEVA

Founder Kosmic Apple (US)
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Executive MBA graduate with extensive experience across MENA region in satellite, telecoms and technology including as regional project director at Comverse.

ABED ZHALKA

General Manager - MENA Gilat Satellite Networks
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

ABDULHADI ALHASSANI

VP Corporate Strategy Arabsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Over 20 years experience in broadcasting

HANS MASSART

Head of Media & Broadcast ST Engineering iDirect
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

15+ years in the satellite industry and expertise in government solutions and strategic projects.

HAMAD AL TAIR

VP, Business Units Yahsat Government Solutions
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

15 years in Satcoms, chairman of Satellite Interference Reduction Working Group, regular speaker and workshop participant including at the ITU and ASBU

YASIR HASAN

Director of Transmission Operations Arabsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Leads GSMA activities in 25 countries. Founder of Arab Advisors Group. Member of steering committee for UN ICT Task Force of the Wireless Internet and the Arab-World series. Columnist in regional media

JAWAD ABBASSI

Head of MENA GSMA
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Over 20 years’ experience in telecoms and satellite with positions in multiple markets including Russia, UK, US, Ghana.

JOEL SCHROEDER

Director, Land Mobile Intelsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

DR. SELMAN DEMIREL

VP of Satellite Services Turksat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Satellite Communications pioneer involved in many European satellite programs. Developed national satellite programs for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Monaco.

ILHAMI AYGUN

CEO SSI Monaco
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

IBRAHIM AL QASIM

UAE Space Agency Executive Director Space Sector
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Johns Hopkins University graduate. Appointed by Royal Decree as Assistant Undersecretary for Training, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health. Director, New Humanitarian Education Centre, Gulf Medical University.

DR. FAWZI AMIN

Head of Delegation, Country Cluster Delegation for the GCC International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

25 years experience in operations, engineering & business development including backhaul solutions on GEO for global tier 1 telecoms. Pioneered integration of 2G/3G/4G GSM gear with SES MEO network

HAMID NAWAZ

General Manager, MECA SES Networks
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Expertise in government solutions, focused on MENA & Europe. Masters in Nuclear Sciences

AMAL EZZEDDINE

Global Government Business Development Intelsat
CABSAT I 17 - 19 MAY 2022 I DUBAI

Extensive knowledge and experience of satellite communications and subsystems delivering complex data connectivity solutions across government, VSAT and mobility sectors.

HANI EL ARJA

Area Manager Eutelsat