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Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Chief Strategy Officer, Virgin Orbit

Jim Simpson has served as Chief Strategy Officer of Virgin Orbit, LLC since November 2020 and is responsible for defining Vieco USA’s strategy and leading business development efforts across all end markets. Prior to joining Virgin Orbit, LLC full-time, he served as a board member of VO Holdings, Inc. from May 2019 through November 2020. Mr. Simpson previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Saturn Satellite Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of GEO communications satellites, from May 2019 to November 2020, and of ABS Corporation, a satellite connectivity and service provider, from December 2017 to August 2018. From September 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Simpson served as Senior Vice President for Strategy & Business Development at Aerojet Rocketdyne, where he led the company’s new business capture and strategic alignment initiatives. Prior to these roles, Mr. Simpson spent 35 years at Boeing in various leadership roles within the Satellite & Launch Business. Mr. Simpson holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Materials Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

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