About Es'hailSat
About Es'hailSat
Management team
Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer
Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Es’hailSat. Prior to this appointment Mr. Al-Kuwari was Assistant Secretary General at ictQatar. He also held the position of Finance Director at ictQatarand was a member of the organization’s management team overseeing the strategic investment in the satellite initiative which became Es’hailSat. Mr. Al Kuwari has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Financial Analysis. He joined ictQatar in 2004 following senior financial positions with Ras Gas and the Ministry of Finance

Anthony Baker, Chief Strategy Officer
Anthony Baker, Chief Strategy Officer

Anthony Baker is Chief Strategy Officer at Es’hailSat. Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the satellite business with roles in both commercial and government organizations. Prior to joining Es’hailSat, Anthony Baker held the position of Vice President at SES and at New Skies Satellites where he led a range of activities including space development, satellite procurement, spectrum management, and business development. He has also worked for AsiaSat in Hong Kong and NATO in Europe. Mr. Baker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Satellite Communications.

Abdulla Helal Al Kuwari, Chief Corporate Officer
Abdulla Helal Al Kuwari, Chief Financial Officer

Abdulla Helal Al Kuwari, Chief Corporate Officer at Es’hailSat. Abdulla has over 16 years’ experience working in the finance sector in Qatar in both government and satellite broadcasting companies. He held a number of senior positions at State Audit Bureau of Qatar, including Head of the Section of Supervision on Public Expenditures. He then worked for 4 years for the Public Prosecution Office in Qatar as a Director of Administrative and Finance Affairs. Prior to joining Es’hailSat as CFO, Abdulla was Director of the Finance Division at Al Jazeera Network. Abdulla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Zoubair Kachri, Chief Technical Officer
Zoubair Kachri, Chief Technology Officer

Zoubair Kachri is responsible for managing Es’hailSat’s space segment operations including overseeing the delivery and launch of the Es’hail 1 satellite and the development of the company’s satellite control centers. Zoubair has a wealth of experience in the satellite industry in disciplines including satellite design and procurement, launch and ground operations management and customer delivery. Prior to joining Es’hailSat, Zoubair Kachri was Managing Director at LSE Space GmbH which provided consultancy services to a number of international satellite operators including Arabsat, Yahsat and Eutelsat. Mr Kachri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Finance.

Hamad Omar A. Al-Mannai, Chief Commercial Officer
Zoubair Kachri, Chief Technology Officer

He began his career as an engineer GSM networks and served later as head of operations and maintenance for networks in Qtel. He then moved as a head of wired and wireless networks in the military field until he was appointed director of communications. He was a member of the Committee for the integrated system, which later turned into a National Security Shield project, and a member of the Committee for the establishment of the National Command Center. He holds a BS in General Electrical Engineering specialized in communication.

Members of the Board
  • Vice Chairperson:


HE Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber

  • Board Member:


HE Brigadier Abdulaziz Al Dosari
HE Brigadier Ali Salem Al Henzab
Mr. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Hajri
Mr. Ahmed Marzouq Al Fahad

  • Board Secretary:


Mr. Khalil A Khalil