Viasat Strengthens Management Team; Adds Three Executive Hires

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the expansion of its global leadership team with the addition of Jim Dodd, as president, Global Mobile Solutions; Peter Langkilde, as vice president and Head of Broadband Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Dr. Krishna Nathan, as chief information officer (CIO).

"Viasat's growth and expansion into a more global company requires the ongoing addition of highly talented people to the team. The addition of Jim, Peter and Krishna represent a big step in that evolution. These are three highly-respected leaders in their fields. They are passionate visionaries with decades of experience successfully leading global organizations and programs," said Rick Baldridge, president and chief operating officer at Viasat. "We're confident Jim, Peter and Krishna will complement Viasat's current management team. They are all great collaborators and will be instrumental in driving global initiatives around the ViaSat-3 constellation launch and our next phase of accelerated services growth."

Baldridge continued, "Jim will play a critical role in expanding opportunities and our customer base in domestic and international mobility markets, Peter will be responsible for growing our broadband services business throughout EMEA and Krishna will lead our platform, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) deployment efforts across engineering, business and corporate segments."

    --  About Jim Dodd: With more than 30-years of aviation experience, Jim Dodd
        joins Viasat as president, Global Mobile Solutions. In this role, Jim
        will broaden Viasat's mobility opportunities, strategically aligning
        current and future satellite capabilities with global mobility sector
        needs. Areas of focus under the global mobility umbrella include:
        business aviation, commercial aviation, connected cars, maritime and
        railway transportation, to name a few.Prior to Viasat, Jim held a number
        of senior-level aviation management and engineering roles at The Boeing
        Company. He focused on complex Department of Defense/international
        contracted programs, overseeing strategic planning, execution,
        engineering and business development.Jim holds a BS in Physics from
        Arkansas State University and an MBA in Finance from Seattle University.

    --  About Peter Langkilde: With 30-years of global mobile sector depth,
        Peter Langkilde joins Viasat as vice president and Head of Broadband
        Services, EMEA. In this role, he will oversee Viasat's broadband
        services growth with respect to leading residential, business and
        community internet opportunities across EMEA--setting the stage for the
        launch of ViaSat-3 services in the upcoming years.Prior to Viasat, Peter
        co-founded Virgin Mobile Middle-East & Africa, Virgin Mobile Latin
        America as well as Virgin Mobile Central & Eastern Europe. He was
        co-founder and CEO of Afrimax Vodafone, the African mobile network
        operator; co-founder and president of Reliance WiMAX World, a joint
        venture with Reliance of India; and founder of End2End, a global mobile
        data infrastructure provider, which served many of the largest mobile
        providers in the world. In addition, Peter held a number of senior
        leadership, executive and operations roles across leading companies such
        as BellSouth, TDC, Millicom and Leap Wireless International.Peter is
        chairman of Virgin Mobile Middle-East & Africa and serves on the board
        of directors for Virgin Mobile Latin America. He holds a M.Sc. in
        International Business Strategy from Aalborg University.

    --  About Dr. Krishna Nathan: With more than 25-years of next-generation IT
        expertise, Dr. Krishna Nathan joins Viasat as CIO. In this role, he will
        lead the Company's digital transformation and platform initiatives,
        using analytics, customer-experience-centric processes, data-driven
        decision-making, automation and AI to enable the Company to quickly
        scale globally while responding to changing market dynamics.Prior to
        Viasat, Krishna was the CIO of S&P Global, where he led a change
        management effort to embrace new business models based on emerging
        technologies like blockchain and AI. He also drove the migration to a
        cloud-based model. Prior to this role, he held various senior leadership
        and engineering positions at IBM, leading research and product efforts
        in AI and machine learning, storage and next-generation cloud data
        center architectures. Krishna holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from
        MIT and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University.

About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are--on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.

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