DigitalGlobe Appoints Former NAVTEQ Executive Rafay Khan as SVP of International Sales

LONGMONT, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 13, 2009— DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, today named Rafay Khan as senior vice president of international sales. Khan brings extensive sales and management experience in the location-based services sector to DigitalGlobe’s executive team. In his new role, Khan will be responsible for expanding DigitalGlobe’s international sales operations as the company seeks to capitalize on the growing worldwide demand for high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.

“Rafay Khan will play a key role in driving the next phase of DigitalGlobe’s international expansion,” said DigitalGlobe president and CEO Jill Smith. “His experience building and leading strategic alliances and partnerships in the location-based services, consumer electronics and GPS navigation industries will be a strategic asset for DigitalGlobe as we continue to move into key verticals and new geographies.”

Most recently, Khan was the Asia Pacific vice president of business development and sales for NAVTEQ, a world leader in digital map data. During his seven-year tenure, he drove NAVTEQ’s expansion in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Russia.

“Portals, governments, consumer navigation corporations and defense organizations are driving world-imagery demand around the globe,” said Khan. “This is a timely opportunity for DigitalGlobe to expand its global footprint, making its digital imagery more accessible to more people in more ways.”

Khan’s appointment, coupled with recent office expansions in London and Singapore, reinforces DigitalGlobe’s commitment to provide greater levels of international sales, operations and marketing support to its international territories. In addition, DigitalGlobe recently signed a new lease for expanded office space in Longmont, CO and new offices in Walnut Creek, CA.

About DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe ( is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company’s imagery solutions consist of one of the world’s largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the largest high resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2, in the third quarter of 2009.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.


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