Spacecom appoints Dan Zajicek new CEO
(19 March 2020 - Spacecom) Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Mr. Dan Zajicek has been appointed by the board of director’s as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment officially begins on 1 April 2020.
Dan Zajicek (courtesy: Karen Weintraub)
Mr. Itzik Shnaiberg, who has served as Acting CEO since 1 January 2020, will return to his Deputy CEO position at that time. The board of directors wishes to thank Shnaiberg for filling the CEO position during this transition period.
Zajicek comes to Spacecom from Satcom Systems, owner of Gilat Satcom, where he served as CEO from 2012, after fulfilling senior management positions in the international satellite services industry. At Bezeq International he served as VP responsible for Regulatory Affairs, International Business Development and HR as well as VP of its Business Development unit and CFO. Holding an BA with Honors in Economics and Business Administration and an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Zajicek also served as Senior Deputy Director General of Israel’s Communications Ministry and in the National Budget Unit of Israel’s Finance Ministry.
“I am very excited to join Spacecom,” commented Zajicek. “With four satellites serving communities in four different regions, and with three of those satellites servicing Africa, Spacecom is moving forward in meeting its long-term business goals. We have a bright future in our fast-moving business environment, and I will bring our competitive advantages to the fore and keep the company advancing into growing markets.”
Spacecom’s newest satellite, AMOS-17 located at the 17 East orbital position over Africa, offers the continent digital payload capabilities with extensive C-Band HTS coverage, regional Ku-Band and steerable Ka-band HTS beams that can be combined to maximize throughput and efficiency. It’s unique tri-band digital payload offers secure and resilient satcom solutions connecting Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, AMOS-17 at 17°E and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia via direct-to-home (DTH) operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), telecom and MNO operators, network integrators and government agencies.
AMOS-17 further expands Spacecom’s reach in Africa and Asia, reinforcing its position as a leading multi-regional satellite operator.