Hamid Akhavan

Hamid Akhavan is the CEO and President of EchoStar, overseeing all aspects of the company and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. DISH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar.


Before joining EchoStar, Hamid was most recently a partner at Twin Point Capital, an investment firm, and a founding partner of Long Arc Capital LLC. He held a variety of executive leadership positions including CEO of Unify Inc. (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications), Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Telekom and CEO of T-Mobile International, in connection with which he also served as a member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom.


Hamid has been a member of the Board of Directors of Vonage Holding Corp., a global cloud communications company, since 2016, and also serves on that Board’s Technology and Transactions Committees. In addition, Hamid has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Anterix Inc., a wireless communications company, and is a member of its Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.


Hamid earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology and his Master of Science in the same fields from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s an avid photographer, woodworker and music enthusiast.