Mr. Greg Wyler, Founder and Executive Chairman OneWeb
In 2012, Greg founded OneWeb with the mission of enabling Internet access for everyone. Setting a goal of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022, he built a team and designed a satellite constellation to achieve that vision. After the system was designed, in 2014 OneWeb raised over $500,000,000 USD in its A-Round from investors including Qualcomm, Bharti, Airbus, Coca-Cola, Echostar, Virgin and Intelsat, and $1.2bn USD in its B-round with lead investor Softbank. Greg continues to lead the architecture and development of the system looking towards its initial activation in 2019.
Prior to OneWeb, in 2007 Greg founded O3b Networks, Ltd. O3b raised approximately 1.3bn USD to design and build a satellite constellation to provide fiber quality backhaul for telecom operators in the most remote markets around the world. Today, O3b has launched 12 satellites. The system provides the highest capacity and lowest latency combination of any satellites built to date. O3b Networks was acquired by SES Corporation in 2016.
Greg has been voted both the “top Rising Star in wireless” and the “Most Powerful Person in Telecom” by Fierce Wireless polls in 2017, has received the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation award for his space innovation, and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gold Medal. He lives in Florida, USA with his wife and 5 children. He is also an instrument rated private pilot flying both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.