Robert Ruijter to join in February 2015
7 January 2015: Inmarsat today announced that Robert (Rob) Ruijter will join the Board on 1 February 2015 as an additional non-executive director.
Mr Ruijter was the Chief Financial Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from 2001 until its merger with Air France in 2004 and the Chief Financial Officer of VNU N.V. (a publicly listed marketing and publishing company now the Nielsen company) between 2004 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 he served as the CFO of ASM International N.V. (a publicly listed manufacturer of electronic components) and in 2013 as the interim CEO of Vion Food Group N.V.
Mr Ruijter currently serves on the Supervisory Boards of Wavin N.V. (a manufacturer of piping) and Ziggo N.V. and is also on the board of Interxion NV (NYSE); for these companies he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of Delta Lloyd N.V. as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. Mr. Ruijter is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and in The Netherlands and a member of the ACT in the UK.
Andrew Sukawaty, Inmarsat’s Chairman said, “The Inmarsat plc Board is delighted that Rob Ruijter has agreed to join our Board. He brings excellent financial experience from across a broad range of global companies. The Board believes he will be a great addition, providing strong financial and commercial inputs.”
Mr Ruijter will become a member of the Audit Committee.
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
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