May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023
Rehovot, Israel. SatixFy Communications Ltd. (“SatixFy”) (NYSE AMERICAN: SATX), a leader in next-generation satellite communication systems based on in-house-developed chipsets, today announced that Mr. Nir Barkan has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of SatixFy by the Company’s Board of Directors effective June 1, 2023, replacing the current CEO, Mr. Ido Gur who is stepping down.
Nir Barkan previously served as Satixfy’s Chief Commercial Officer from 2014 until 2018. Prior to rejoining SatixFy, from 2018 to 2023, Mr. Barkan was a Co-Founder, Group CTO and the General Manager as well as a Director of Curvalux, a company operating in the field of sustainable fixed wireless broadband technology. Prior to Curvalux, Mr. Barkan served as a Satcom Product Marketing Manager at Orbit Communication Systems, as a Director of Marketing, Pre-Sale and Support at Novelsat and other senior roles
Mr. Barkan holds an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and a B.SC in Electronics and Electricity from Tel-Aviv University.
“While Nir pursued other opportunities for a few years, it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back to lead the SatixFy family,” commented Mr. Yoav Leibovitch, SatixFy’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. “We believe that his solid technological and business background, coupled with his deep understanding of our industry, make him a solid fit for the leadership role at Satixfy. He brings a strong track record in product development and team leadership, as well as significant experience with our products and commercialization strategy. He played a pivotal role in establishing the product team in SatixFy’s early days, while also spearheading the commercial aspects of the entire unit, gaining significant attention from industry leaders including O3B, Google, and Facebook. We firmly believe that Nir can elevate SatixFy to new heights, strengthening our vision and product roadmap.”
Continued Mr. Leibovitch, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ido for his contributions and for taking the reins over the past months. Ido will continue to provide his valuable support in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”