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Vinod Shukla is senior vice president and general manager of the International
Network Products Group within the International Division at Hughes Network Systems,
LLC (HUGHES). In this capacity, he is responsible for the general management of
the international network products business, including sales and program management.
He also serves as assistant general manager of the International Division.
Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Shukla was responsible for setting up strategically
important joint venture companies worldwide to facilitate Hughes’ revenue growth
through service companies. He took the lead in the formation and subsequent management
of several joint-venture companies, including Shanghai Hughes Network Systems, and
Hughes Tele.com India, Ltd. Before joining Hughes in 1980, Dr. Shukla held engineering
management positions in ground segment and satellite communication payload development
at Rockwell International, Richardson, Texas, and RCA, Ltd, Montreal, Canada, respectively.
Dr. Shukla received his BSEE degree in 1967 from the Indian Institute of Science
in India, an MSEE degree from Nova Scotia Technical College in Canada in 1968 and
his Ph.D. (EE) degree in 1971 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Shukla has authored several publications in the satellite communications area
and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).