Shamsunder joins Sorond at NextNav

Sanyogita Shamsunder, who previously worked at Google and Verizon, will join Mariam Sorond at NextNav as the company's chief operating officer. #pressrelease

May 8, 2024

2 Min Read

NextNav (Nasdaq: NN) ("NextNav" or the "Company") a leader in next generation positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and 3D geolocation, announced the appointment of Dr. Sanyogita Shamsunder as NextNav's new Chief Operating Officer, effective May 9, 2024. In this newly created role, Sanyogita will be overseeing business development, strategy, product and software, program and operations, and IT.

"Sanyogita's appointment as NextNav's Chief Operating Officer heralds a new chapter of innovation and growth," NextNav Chief Executive Officer Mariam Sorond said. "Her remarkable track record of operational excellence and deep-rooted telecom expertise will further advance our efforts to provide a 3D terrestrial positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution as a complement and backup to GPS, while also unleashing much-needed spectrum for 5G broadband."

Dr. Shamsunder joins NextNav with over 20 years of experience leveraging technology and innovation to scale growth at both large enterprises and start-up technology companies. Recently, she held the title of the Head of Edge Network Infrastructure at Google, where she led the team that developed and maintained Google's multi-vendor Global Edge Network. Prior to that, Sanyogita led various network and product teams at Verizon, including as the Vice President of Product Strategy and Operations, where she led early 5G network technology development and trials. Earlier in her career, she launched the first 4G devices as well as led various spectrum initiatives in collaboration with government and industry groups. Sanyogita received her MBA from the Wharton School and Ph.D in electrical engineering and math from the University of Virginia.

"I am thrilled to join the NextNav team which is embarking on an exciting journey of innovation in PNT and 3D geolocation," Dr. Shamsunder stated. "NextNav's commitment to mitigating national security risks, unleashing commercial opportunities, and helping public safety with its solutions aligns perfectly with my passion for leveraging technology to drive meaningful change. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at NextNav to create more value and shape the future."

Read the press release here.


Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like