Posted on: 24 September 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Inmarsat has appointed Sam Matar as director of airline market development, with responsibility for expanding the company’s airline customer base and revenues in the strategically important North America market. Based in Chicago he will report to Neal Meehan, Inmarsat Aviation’s VP business development – Americas.
Matar has over two decades of business development experience in the global aviation industry, working with airlines, system integrators and OEMs on the key areas of satellite communications, inflight entertainment, connectivity and the passenger interiors cabin experience.
Leo Mondale, president of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Inmarsat has a number of ambitious technology developments in the pipeline that will transform airline operations, including our ground-breaking Global Xpress high-speed broadband offering. Sam’s impressive wealth of experience will be extremely valuable in strengthening our market position in North America and we are delighted to welcome him to our fast growing aviation business unit.”