Philippe Carette President of Inmarsat’s Aviation Business Unit

Philippe Carette has been appointed President of Inmarsat’s Aviation Business Unit effective 22 November 2021.

Carette joins Inmarsat from Thales, where he held the position of CEO of Thales’ InFlyt Experience Business Line (IFE), and will succeed Philip Balaam, who is moving into a new strategy role at Inmarsat, where he will be working with Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Fredrik Gustavsson to reinforce the company’s growing, broad-based commercial momentum.

“I am very pleased to welcome Philippe Carette as President of our Aviation Business at the start of a new era of growth across our aviation business lines, and throughout the company as a whole”, said Rajeev Suri, CEO of Inmarsat.  “He brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him as a member of Inmarsat’s executive team as we extend our technology leadership and significantly enhance the services we offer to our partners and customers through new initiatives such as ORCHESTRA and ELERA. His 30 plus years of experience in aviation, technology and aerospace will be invaluable.”

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