Viasat, a leader in satellite communications, announced the appointment of K Guru Gowrappan as the President.
Guru Gowrappan will work with Mark Dankberg, Viasat’s Chairman and CEO in leading Viasat’s global operations and the company’s growth strategy. Viasat is in the process of completing the acquisition of Inmarsat.
Previously, Guru Gowrappan was CEO of Verizon Media, the media division of Verizon Communications, consisting of brands such as Yahoo, HuffPost, TechCrunch and others.
Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles, including a focus on international growth initiatives at Alibaba and Zynga. He also brings a very successful track-record in value creation via large-scale M&A and integrations.