Profile: David Helfgott, President of Inmarsat Inc., SVP of Business Development, Strategy

David Helfgott, Inmarsat

David Helfgott is president of  U.S. holding company Inmarsat Inc. and senior vice president of business development and strategy globally for the parent company, Inmarsat PLC.

Prior to joining Inmarsat, Helfgott held leadership positions in the satellite communications and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance technology market including:


  • Cobham PLC, as president of the wireless ISR technology business unit
  • DataPath Inc., as president and CEO
  • SES Americom Government Services, as president and CEO
  • SES Americom Inc., as senior vice president of marketing

Helfgott holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He also attended the Wharton School’s executive development program.

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