For over 40 years, Pradman Kaul has been a leading force in the satellite industry, recognized for his contributions in both technology and business. As President of Hughes since 2000, Mr. Kaul has led the company to be the world’s dominant provider of broadband satellite networks and services—annually maintaining over 50% VSAT market share, with more than 7 million terminals of all types shipped to customers in over 100 countries. Hughes and Mr. Kaul have been synonymous with landmark industry achievements—from developing technology standards, to designing and manufacturing breakthrough products, to delivering unique value-added services and solutions.
Mr. Kaul holds 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. Accolades include the IEEE Third Millennium (2000); National Academy of Engineering (2004); Executive of the Year, Tech Council of Maryland (2005); “Satellite Executive of the Year,” Via Satellite (2008); and Society of Satellite Professionals Hall of Fame (2009). Mr. Kaul holds several patents and is widely published in the areas of technology, engineering, and satellite communications.