Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (the “Company” or “Virgin Galactic”), an aerospace and space travel company, today announced that Sarah E. Kim will join the Company as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective on December 5, 2022.
As a seasoned executive with over 15 years of legal and finance experience, Kim will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s legal, compliance and regulatory functions. This includes advising on future transactions, strategic partnerships, and investments, ensuring securities compliance and corporate governance, managing legal and business risks, and developing and overseeing the Company’s in-house legal staff and outside counsels.
“I am thrilled to welcome Sarah to the Virgin Galactic team. Sarah’s experience in innovative and high growth companies will greatly benefit Virgin Galactic as we advance toward the launch of commercial service and continue to grow,” said Michael Colglazier, CEO of Virgin Galactic. “Her track record of working closely with executive leadership and boards across legal, compliance, and regulatory issues is a perfect fit for the fast-paced and complex situations we face in the commercial space industry.”
Kim joins Virgin Galactic from Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp. (“Topgolf Callaway”), where she served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Ethics Officer and Compliance Officer during a period of intense growth across the company. She oversaw all global legal matters affecting the company and its subsidiaries, including litigation, intellectual property matters, regulatory work, securities, and employment issues, as well as leading the launch of Topgolf Callaway's sustainability initiative. Before joining Topgolf Callaway, Kim served as Associate General Counsel for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., where she operated as lead counsel for several of Petco’s most complex and innovative business units. Kim also served as Senior Corporate Counsel at DJO Global, Inc., an American medical device manufacturing company, and as Associate General Counsel at Meltwater Group, a software-as-a-service company.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to join Virgin Galactic at such an important time. It is a dynamic and innovative organization that has already changed the way we think about commercial space flight,” said Kim. “As someone who has a lifelong interest in the sciences and space, I cannot wait to help play a role in the future of this transformative and rapidly growing industry.”
Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
About Virgin Galactic Holdings
Virgin Galactic is an aerospace and space travel company, pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers with its advanced air and space vehicles. It is developing a spaceflight system designed to connect the world to the love, wonder and awe created by space travel and to offer customers a transformative experience. You can find more information at https://www.virgingalactic.com/
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