Kleos Space S.A (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1, Kleos or Company), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Mission-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, announces the appointment of Mr Alan Khalili as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) commencing immediately.
Alan is a CPA and brings over twenty years of experience as a CFO, investment banker at Credit Suisse, CPA at Ernst & Young, and Technology Entrepreneur with direct industry expertise in Data as a Service (DaaS), aerospace/satellite, business information, wireless voice, and IoT telecommunications.
Alan served as CFO for SpaceLink, where he created the FP&A, accounting, HR, and talent acquisition functions He was Co-Founder and CFO for Aireon LLC, a space based DaaS business responsible for directing all financial and administrative activities. From 2008 to 2012, he worked at Iridium Communications, where he managed the corporate development, treasury, and risk management functions. Prior to this, he held corporate development roles at NeuStar and Reuters where he oversaw global M&A transactions.
Commenting on his appointment, Alan said: “It is exciting to leverage my prior experiences in the space and data sector to support Kleos’ growth”.
Kleos’ CEO, Andy Bowyer added: “We are fortunate to have attracted a candidate of Alans caliber to Kleos as it evolves in a dynamic and fast paced environment, always looking out for new strategic opportunities. I am delighted to welcome Alan to this crucial position and believe his strong financial and business operations expertise will be of great value for the next chapter of Kleos’ growth”.
Kleos’ satellite constellation detects and geolocates radio frequency signals to improve the detection of illegal and hidden activity such as piracy, drug and people smuggling, illegal fishing and border challenges. Its geolocation data complements existing datasets and enhances the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of governments and commercial entities.
Alan succeeds Iain Hackston, who will continue at the company in a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capacity. The Board thanks Iain for his past and continued service to the Company.