Amer Khouri, Vice President of Commercial Satellite Business, is responsible for managing the day to day operations including strategy, marketing, business development, new business pursuits, contracts, program execution and in-orbit support for all commercial communication satellites globally.
Mr. Khouri has 25 years experience in business leadership, strategic development, sales, product management and marketing in telecom, satellites and aerospace. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, business ventures, global sales and business development, corporate strategy and product development. He has held senior positions at major corporations spanning manufacturing to services and has led the organizations’ focus on change management, strategy development and implementation of long term growth.
Mr. Khouri joined Orbital from Decision Strategies International (DSI), a management consulting firm where he was Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to DSI, Mr. Khouri was Senior Vice President of Strategy & Marketing at global satellite operator Intelsat with responsibility for shaping Intelsat’s corporate strategy and leading the company’s worldwide business development and marketing efforts. In this role, Amer oversaw all strategic planning, business & product development, marketing and public relations activities.
Before Intelsat, Mr. Khouri’s distinguished career included senior leadership positions in business development, marketing and engineering at Mitsubishi Electric, PanAmSat and GTE Spacenet.
Mr. Khouri holds an Executive Master’s of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College, as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is an active member of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and is a frequent speaker at global telecommunications and media conferences. Mr. Khouri is fluent in English, French and Arabic.