TitleCompany:Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman, Viasat Inc., USA
Bio:Mr. Dankberg co-founded Viasat Inc. in 1986. He has held the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Under his leadership, Viasat has consistently been named one of America’s fastest growing technology companies.
Mr. Dankberg is an acknowledged industry expert in the communications, aerospace, and defense sectors, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of ultra-high capacity satellite systems. He holds a number of patents in communications and satellite networking technologies; has participated on Department of Defense advisory panels; and has received a number of innovation leadership awards, including the 2016 Director of the Year award by San Diego-based Corporate Directors Forum, induction into the SSPI Satellite Hall of Fame in 2015 as well as Via Satellite Magazine’s Satellite Executive of the Year. In 2017, Mark was elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Mr. Dankberg began his career with the Collins Radio Division of Rockwell International, and at Linkabit Corp. in San Diego, where he held positions in engineering, technical management, and business segment management. He earned B.S. EE and M.S. EE degrees from Rice University and is a member of the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame.