Inmarsat Govt. Names David Helfgott CEO

David Helfgott

Inmarsat has appointed David Helfgott president and CEO of its U.S. government business, the company announced Tuesday.

The 20-year technology and service sector veteran will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of Inmarsat Government.

He joined the company in April 2011 as president of Inmarsat Inc., the British satellite telecommunications firm’s U.S. subsidiary, and senior vice president of business development and strategy for parent company Inmarsat plc.

In those roles, he was responsible for development functions including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, developing new markets technology strategy and government policy outreach.

Helfgott has held other leadership positions within the satellite communications and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance technology markets, such as:

  • president and CEO of DataPath Inc.
  • president and CEO of SES Americom Government Services
  • president of Cobham‘s wireless ISR technology unit
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