Carette to lead Inmarsat’s aviation business unit


Philippe Carette will join Inmarsat as the new president of its aviation business unit on 22 November, 2021. Carette has more than 30 years of experience in the technology & aerospace industries, most recently at Thales, where he held several roles since joining in 2013, including being CEO of Thales InFlyt Experience, its IFE business line, where he led a digital transformation of the business. He also served 14 years with Safran Group, the aerospace engineering company.

Carette succeeds Philip Balaam in his role at Inmarsat. Balaam is moving into a new strategy role at the company, where he will be working with chief strategy officer (CSO) Fredrik Gustavsson to enhance the future strategic framework for the whole business.

“I am very pleased to welcome Philippe Carette as president of our aviation business at the start of a new era of growth across our aviation business lines, and throughout the company as a whole”, said Rajeev Suri, CEO of Inmarsat.

“He brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him as a member of Inmarsat’s executive team as we extend our technology leadership and significantly enhance the services we offer to our partners and customers through new initiatives such as Orchestra and Elera. His 30 plus years of experience in aviation, technology and aerospace will be invaluable.”

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