Seoul – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) has awarded the Satellite Executive of the Year in Asia-Pacific Award to Thomas Choi, CEO of Asia Broadcast Satellite, and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Han Hwangbo, President of Space Technology Group Inc., during the 9th annual APSCC Awards at the APSCC 2012 Satellite Conference & Exhibition in COEX, Seoul, Korea.

The APSCC awards are presented eaAPch year to individuals and organisations whose contributions and achievements have been deemed exceptional by the satellite industry.

Apart from being CEO, Choi is also the founder of ABS, and has over 20 years’ experience in the satellite and aerospace industry. Since its inception in 2006, ABS has become one of the fastest growing satellite operators in the world. It has four satellites in orbit serving customers from Asia to Africa from three premium locations at 3°W, 75°E and 116°E. The fifth satellite, ABS-2, is scheduled for launch in 2013, while two others are scheduled for launch in 2014 and 2015 for the 3°W and 75°E locations, respectively.