Board of Directors

William D. Wade

Mr. Wade joined the Board in December 2023 effective with the merger of EchoStar and DISH Network Corporation and is a member of our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. Prior to the merger between EchoStar and DISH Network Corporation, Mr. Wade served as a member of EchoStar Corporation’s Board of Directors from February 2017 to December 2023. Mr. Wade served as the President and CEO of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (“AsiaSat“) based in Hong Kong from 2010 to November 2016, as Deputy CEO of AsiaSat from 1994 to 2010, and as a senior advisor to the CEO of AsiaSat from November 2016 through March 2017. From 1996 to November 2016, Mr. Wade also served on the AsiaSat Board of Directors as an Executive Director serving on the Compliance Committee. AsiaSat owns and operates an Asian-based satellite fleet providing capacity and satellite services to media and telecommunications companies across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining AsiaSat, Mr. Wade served as an executive director in charge of Pan Asian Systems with Hutchison Whampoa, a satellite and cable television equipment supplier and systems integrator. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wade held a number of senior management positions in the United States and Singapore with EchoSphere Corporation, a subsidiary of DISH, and Audiotone, a manufacturer and supplier of hearing aid and test equipment. Mr. Wade has also served since 2012 as a director for First Western Advisors, Ltd., a private entity providing wealth management services. From September 2017 until April 2019 and December 2019, respectively, Mr. Wade served as a director of, and executive advisor to, Global-IP Cayman, a privately owned satellite communications company.
Independent Director