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Satellite operator ABS appoints Rajiv Khattar as president – South Asia

MUMBAI: Satellite operator ABS has appointed Rajiv Khattar as president – South Asia, a new position created by the company. Khattar, who left Dish TV in December last year, will be responsible for business development and sales for this market.

Rajiv has over 20 years of experience in the cable and satellite industry. Before joining ABS, he spent 10 years at Dish TV as the president of projects where he gained a wide range of experiences covering business, operations, regulatory procedures and strategy development. Prior to this, he held various leading positions with other cable and telecommunication companies.

ABS chief executive officer Tom Choi said, “We are delighted to have Rajiv on board as the new head for this region. Rajiv brings along a wealth of experience of the cable and satellite industry with extensive knowledge of the direct-to-home (DTH) and broadcast sector in the India market. His expertise and leadership skills will greatly contribute to our development of new business for the market.”

ABS is a fast growing global satellite operator, with an entrepreneurial and creative business approach. Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices and executives in the United States, Dubai, South Africa, Germany, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

European private equity firm Permira owns the majority stake in ABS. Permira funds acquired ABS in 2010.

ABS offers a complete range of end-to-end solutions including DTH, cable TV distribution, cellular backhaul, VSAT and internet backbone services with diverse IP transit through its European, Middle East and Asian internet gateways.