Pradman P. Kaul is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). Hughes is the world’s leading supplier of broadband satellite services and network solutions using interactive VSAT (very small aperture terminal) products. With annual revenues of over $800 million, Hughes provides satellite-based enterprise and consumer networks, mobile satellite networks and terminals, and broadband LMDS point-to-multipoint systems. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, U.S.A., Hughes has offices in 11 countries and customers in over 100 countries.
Mr. Kaul also continues as Chairman and CEO of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS). Before joining HNS, Mr. Kaul worked at COMSAT Laboratories in Clarksburg, MD.
Mr. Kaul received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds numerous patents and has published articles and papers on a variety of technical topics concerning satellite communications.
In October 2004, Mr. Kaul was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Kaul was selected as a “Distinguished Engineering Alumnus” of the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and “Distinguished Alumnus” at George Washington University, Washington DC in 2005. He was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium medal in 2000.
Mr. Kaul is also:
- Member, National Advisory Council, George Washington University
- Member, Board of Directors, Primus Telecom – Publicly listed company
- Member, CIBER Advisory Board, University of Maryland
- Chairman, Maryland India Business Round Table