Anand Chari

Anand Chari is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Gogo. He brings more than twenty years of experience in the wireless communications and telecom industry with him to this position.

Mr. Chari has been with Gogo since 2003 playing a critical role in the design and development of Gogo's air-to-ground broadband connectivity concept and technology. He also leads the development of Gogo's portfolio of satellite solutions.  He served as a consultant to Gogo from 2003 to 2006, and was hired as Vice President of Engineering in July 2006.

Prior to joining Gogo, Mr. Chari held various business and technology management positions in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. He founded and served as President of Simma Technologies Inc., a technology and management consulting company. He also served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at ISCO International, Director of Business Development at 3Com, Director of Advanced Technology at Ameritech, and Manager at Telephone and Data Systems.

He received his MBA from University of Chicago, his MS in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institutes of Technology, Trichy, India.