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Mon, 28 September 2015

Inmarsat Appoints Sam Matar as Director of Airline Market Development - North America

Inmarsat has appointed Sam Matar as Director of Airline Market Development.

Sam is responsible for expanding the companys airline customer base and revenues in the North American market.

He has over 20 years of business development experience in the global aviation industry. He most recently served at avionics and aerospace product companies B/E Aerospace-LIS (formerly EMTEQ Wisconsin) and ECS (now Carlisle Interconnect Technologies), 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. Sams 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.

Sam, who is fluent in English and French, holds a BBA degree from American University of Beirut and a MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.

He will be based in Chicago and report to Neal Meehan, Inmarsat Aviations VP Business Development Americas.

Inmarsat, Director, Chicago

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