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Jim Frownfelter, Chairman of ABS Board of Directors, has over 25 years of experience in the technology and communications industry. He has held many senior roles with the most prestigious names in satellite and technology business.
Nic Volpi is a partner at Permira, a global private equity firm that advises funds with a committed capital of approximately €20 billion.
Nic has worked on a number of high profile transactions including ABS at Permira. He is a member of the Financing Group and TMT group within the firm.
Richard Sanders is a partner at Permira.
Richard is Co-Head of the TMT Sector and is currently responsible for building Permira’s technology efforts globally. He has worked on a number of transactions at Permira including Asia Broadcast Satellite.
Sebastian Hoffman is a principal at Permira, a global private equity firm that advises funds with a committed capital of approximately €20 billion.
Sebastian has worked on a number of prestigious transactions. He is a member of the Commercial & Portfolio Group and the Industrials Sector Group within Permira.
Robert Wardrop is the Managing Director of Belvall Investments Ltd., which advises and invests in small and medium-sized businesses primarily in the telecommunications and health care industries. He is also engaged in research at the University of Cambridge, studying the debt financing of small and medium-sized businesses in Europe.
Thomas Choi is a renowned satellite entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the satellite and aerospace industry. He was the former CEO of ABS and had transformed the company to be one of the world’s fasting growing satellite operators.
Tom was inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame and was previously awarded Satellite Executive of the Year in 2012.
Jim Simpson is the Chief Executive Officer of ABS. He has over 35 years’ experience in the satellite and launch business. His extensive experience, leadership, and knowledge of the business bring significant value for the company as ABS transitions to the next phase of its long term growth strategy.
Samuel Wong has over 25 years of experience in financial management and possesses a strong track record in corporate finance, investment projects and financial controllership. He is also experienced in the Telecom & Media sector and in emerging markets. He was previously awarded Best CFO (Investor Relations) by Corporate Governance Asia.
Sarah Turnbull is the Managing Director of Citco (Bermuda) Limited, a qualified Chartered Secretary and a UK qualified Barrister.
Sarah worked for Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited for nine years managing the corporate funds portfolio and prior to this held various legal and company.