Inmarsat CEO Rajeev Suri has announced two new executive appointments to enhance the company’s commercial and product capabilities. Barry French, formerly Chief Marketing Officer at Nokia, will join Inmarsat as CMCO. Reporting to the CEO, Barry’s role will be to sharpen customer focus, drive customer engagement and revenue generation to the next level, ensure Inmarsat is an effective and engaged participant in key policy discussions, and further enhance employee engagement. Under his leadership, Inmarsat will be bringing together its marketing, communications, and government affairs functions into a single executive-level organization.
Barry joined Nokia in 2006 as Head of Communications, prior to which he was Vice President of Corporate Communications at United Airlines and Director of Corporate Communications at Dell. Jat Brainch, previously Senior Vice President of Group Commercial Management at Inmarsat, is appointed as CCPO. Reporting to the CEO, Jat will be responsible for Inmarsat’s evolving commercial and product strategy and roadmap and to ensure that the company continues to lead the industry in advanced, customer-centric products and services that are designed specifically for mobility and Government users.
Prior to joining Inmarsat in 2019, Jat worked across a range of international businesses. Jat has held senior roles in telecoms and technology brands, including Logica Group PLC (now part of CGI), Telefonica Europe PLC, and T-Mobile (UK) Ltd.
Rajeev Suri said, “To make Inmarsat a truly customer-centric organization, a key driver is to have the company’s marketing expertise combined under one individual at the executive level. I am therefore delighted that Barry French, is able to join us.’’ “I am also delighted that Jat Brainch will be taking up the vital executive-level CCPO role. ”