Bahram Pourmand, executive vice president and general manager for the International Division at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), is responsible for all aspects of Hughes’ international operations. In this capacity, he oversees profit and loss, marketing, product development, and strategic direction for Hughes’ global activities. Mr. Pourmand is also a board member of Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd. (HECL), Shanghai Hughes, and Hughes Network Systems Europe and its various subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Hughes in 1979, Mr. Pourmand was a director with Rockwell International in Dallas, Texas, responsible for the design and development of analog and digital multiplexers and radios, and digital switches.
Mr. Pourmand has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University. He received a patent in 1977 for his Digital Implementation of Parity Monitor and Alarm.