Inmarsat appoints new VP of Aviation Strategy and Communications

30 September 2015: Inmarsat has announced the appointment of Frederik van Essen as Vice President of Aviation Strategy and Communications, based in Nyon, Geneva.

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. He also 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.

Rich heritage

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.

Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “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.”