Inmarsat has appointed Frederik van Essen as
Vice President of Aviation Strategy and Communications, based in
Frederik will oversee long-term business
planning and strategic projects, marketing communications and
market analysis for Inmarsat’s fast-growing aviation division.
Frederik has joined Inmarsat from Air
France-KLM, where he worked for almost a decade in a number of
senior management roles, including Director of Corporate Strategy
and Director of Communications and Database Marketing.
held a variety of marketing, ICT and business development roles at
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and served in the management team of the
award-winning Flying Blue frequent flyer programme.
“Inmarsat is committed to serving the global aviation
industry. In addition to our rich heritage in flight tracking and
safety operations, we are set to transform passenger connectivity
with ground-breaking projects such as Global Xpress and the
European Aviation Network. In his new role as Vice President of
Aviation Strategy and Communication, Frederik van Essen has the
ideal skillset and industry-specific experience to not only
support this exciting stage in Inmarsat’s development, but also
lay the foundation for our continued innovation in the future,”
said Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation.
Frederik achieved a MBA in Business
Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a MSc in
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications/Navigation) from Delft
University of Technology.
He is fluent in Dutch and English, and
also speaks French and German.
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