AST SpaceMobile Welcomes Andrew Johnson as New Chief Legal Officer

AST SpaceMobile, Inc.  the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by everyday smartphones, designed for both commercial and government applications, announced the appointment of Andrew Johnson as Chief Legal Officer. Johnson has assumed his new role effective May 6, 2024.

Johnson brings over 24 years of diverse legal experience across emerging markets, capital markets and international operations to AST SpaceMobile’s executive team. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer for 3D Systems Corporation, a publicly traded company that provides comprehensive 3D printing solutions in the industrial and healthcare segments. In that role, his responsibilities focused on leading mergers and acquisitions efforts, establishing strategic partnerships, and overseeing global legal matters, including corporate securities, contracts, litigation, labor, and employment. Johnson holds a JD from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and is a Miami University summa cum laude graduate.

“I am thrilled to join AST SpaceMobile, a company uniquely positioned at the forefront of space-based cellular broadband satellite to device technology,” said Andrew Johnson. “I look forward to contributing to our strategic objectives and refining our legal and corporate frameworks as we continue to set new standards in the telecommunications industry and shape the future of global connectivity.”

Johnson steps into the role previously held by Brian Heller, the outgoing Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, during a strategic phase of growth for AST SpaceMobile.

“Andrew is a strong addition to our executive team,” noted AST SpaceMobile Founder, Chairman, and CEO Abel Avellan. “His legal expertise and proven leadership will greatly support our mission to bridge the connectivity gaps affecting billions of mobile subscribers worldwide, as we continue to innovate and expand. We are also grateful to Brian Heller for his dedication and contributions during his tenure.”

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