Jim Hooper is the Senior Vice President for Space Initiatives at SES Space & Defense. Jim is responsible for developing and deploying solutions for new satellite programs, hosted payloads, and delivery of satellite capacity for both US Government customers and industry partners.
Prior to working at SES Space & Defense, Jim was the Vice President, Global Government Sales at SES Networks, where he was responsible for leading a team supporting defense, security, humanitarian, and institutional customers worldwide.
In 2016, Jim was stationed overseas with assignment to the SES Singapore office, where he was responsible for developing SES Networks' strategic customers in the Asia- Pacific region, preparing and executing strategies for aeronautical, maritime, international government, and other commercial markets.
Prior to transferring to Singapore, Jim first joined SES Space & Defense in 2010 as the Vice President, Business Development, where he managed marketing, sales, business development, capture, and proposal writing activities for the U.S. Government. Hooper transformed SES Space & Defense's approach to business development and pipeline management, and by doing so the organization won over $100M in new contract awards annually during his tenure.
Before that role, Jim was a Vice President at Interferometrics, Inc and managed the Defense Solutions Group, providing analytic and engineering support to space and communications customers.
Jim was selected as an Organizational Management Fellow at The George Washington University. His early career includes service in a light infantry company, assignment at the American Embassy Seoul, and work at Teledyne Brown Engineering. Other awards include a US State Department Meritorious Honor Award.