About David

Since joining Intelsat in 2005, Mr. McGlade has helped grow and transform the company into the leading commercial provider of satellite services that it is today. In his current role as Chairman, he is responsible for helping Intelsat cultivate and build strategic partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach, as well as advising Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership team on business and policy issues.

Mr. McGlade was appointed Executive Chairman of Intelsat’s Board of Directors in April 2013 and served in this role through March 2018 at which point he became Chairman.  He served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from April 2005 to March 2015. During these ten years, Mr. McGlade led the company’s $6.4 billion acquisition and successful integration of another satellite operator, PanAmSat, completed in 2006, and the sale of Intelsat to a consortium of investors led by BC Partners and Silver Lake, completed in February 2008. In April 2013, he led Intelsat’s successful initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange, which raised over $500 million.

Before joining Intelsat, Mr. McGlade was the Chief Executive Officer of O2 UK, the largest subsidiary of O2 plc and a leading U.K. cellular telephone company, a position he took in October 2000. He was also an Executive Director of O2 plc. During his tenure at O2 UK and O2 plc, Mr. McGlade was a director of the GSM Association, a trade association for GSM mobile operators, and served as Chairman of its Finance Committee from February 2004 to February 2005. He was also a director of Tesco Mobile from September 2003 to March 2005 and a director of The Link, a distributor of mobile phones and other high technology consumer merchandise, from December 2000 to May 2004. Mr. McGlade is currently a director of Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University.

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