Posted on: 25 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Jason Smith is to succeed Ruy Pinto as chief operations officer of Inmarsat.
Smith joins Inmarsat from Rolls-Royce, where he was most recently president of the group’s nuclear business. Prior to this, he was the COO of the company’s nuclear business, as well as president of its submarine business.
Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, noted, “The wealth of experience Jason brings will make a vital contribution to Inmarsat’s success at an exciting juncture in the transformation of the company. Jason’s appointment underlines our commitment to accelerating the development of new capabilities at Inmarsat; ensuring that our customers and partners have access to the most advanced, efficient and effective high-speed connectivity solutions on land, sea and air.”
“Digital disruption is redefining industries,” stated Jason Smith, new COO of Inmarsat. “To succeed in this rapidly changing world, we need to anticipate the demands of our customers and ensure we operate in a way that best serves their needs. We want to further enhance the way we work, to make Inmarsat an even easier company with which to collaborate and to share knowledge and innovation with our key partners. I am excited by the opportunity to lead this global operations team and in playing a part in ensuring that Inmarsat continues to be a strong, growing business.”