David Lihani is Vice President & Chief Trade Compliance Officer at SSL, responsible for implementing and operating SSL's export and import compliance program.
David has nearly 30 years of experience providing international trade guidance for satellite, space-related activities, and defense services. Before joining SSL, he worked at Virgin Galactic as the Senior Director and Counsel for Trade Compliance after six years as an independent advisor providing export guidance to defense and manufacturing companies in the Middle East. He also has held senior leadership positions at SES and Lockheed Martin, following seven years in private practice in Washington, DC with Pierson & Burnett, LLP. He began his career flying for the Navy and serving in its strategic planning division in the Pentagon.
David earned his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, his J.D. from The George Washington University, and an M.A in International Relations from the University of Maryland.