Virgin Orbit Names Vice President Of Investor Relations24th Jun 2022
Virgin Orbit has recently announced that Stephen Zhang will become their first Vice President of Investor Relations. Zhang will act as a chief liaison to the investor sector while also acting as a key advisor to the leadership team. He is also going to be responsible for managing a number of shareholder-related matters, including the earnings process, as part of the business’s extensive investor relations program.
Zhang brings a wealth of experience
Before becoming a part of the team at Virgin Orbit, Zhang worked at Raytheon Technologies, where he was the Director of Investor Relations. In this role, he supported the business’s executive team in engaging leading shareholders. Zhang helped in guiding the business through a number of transformational corporate initiatives and a merger of equals with Raytheon Company to create Raytheon Technologies.
Speaking about the appointment of Zhang, Dan Hart, the CEO of Virgin Orbit, said the following:
“We’re incredibly pleased to have Stephen on our team. He brings a wealth of experience dealing with investors, with a specific focus on the aerospace and defence sectors.
“It’s crucial that we have him on our team to help establish and grow meaningful relationships with stakeholders at this exciting stage in the company. He’s an effective communicator that does a great job of telling our story and he’s integral for where we’re heading in the future.”
Zhang has also spoken about this new opportunity:
“I’m excited to be a part of the next phase of Virgin Orbit’s evolution. As a newly public company, it is imperative for us to communicate our story in an effective, credible, and consistent manner to the investor community.
Our story is quite powerful – opening space for good – at any time, any place, and to any orbit. The differentiated technology, along with the innovative team that makes up Virgin Orbit, is what attracted me to the company and its vision. I’m thrilled to be a part of the journey and look forward to unlocking our full potential as we grow the business.”