Karim Michel Sabbagh

Karim Michel Sabbagh

President and CEO

Born on 26 September 1963, Mr Karim Michel Sabbagh joined the SES Executive Committee in September 2013 and was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer effective 3 April 2014. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of SES ASTRA. He also serves on the Board of YahLive. He is Vice Chairman of FEDIL (Business Federation of Luxembourg). Mr Sabbagh served on the Board of SES from 2011 until 2013 and was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of SES for the same period. Prior to joining SES, he was a Senior Partner and global practice leader for communications, media & technology at Booz & Company. Mr Sabbagh is a visiting professor in technology and innovation management and member of the Academic Council for the School of International Management at École des Ponts Paris Tech in France. He holds a Doctorate in international business management from the International School of Management (Paris). He also holds an MBA and BBA with Distinction from the American University in Beirut.

Mr Sabbagh is a Canadian and Lebanese national.