ViaSat welcomes new board member

ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, has appointed Varsha Rao to its board of directors, the company said.

Rao will serve as a Class III director effective immediately, with an initial term expiring at the company´s 2017 annual meeting of stockholders.

The ViaSat Board now consists of nine members, seven of whom are independent directors.

Rao is the former Head of Global Operations at Airbnb, Inc., a global travel marketplace, a role she held from 2013 to 2016, and where she currently serves as an Advisor. She earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics and a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.

ViaSat keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access – anywhere – whether on the ground or in-flight.