Inmarsat hires Barry French from Nokia

Inmarsat announced the appointment of two new executives to enhance the company’s commercial and product capabilities.
Inmarsat Barry French
Barry French, formerly chief marketing officer at Nokia, will join Inmarsat as CMCO. Barry French will report to Inmarsat CEO Rajeev Suri.

Barry’s role will be to sharpen customer focus, drive customer engagement and revenue generation to the next level, ensure Inmarsat is an effective and engaged participant in key policy discussions, and further enhance employee engagement.

Barry joined Nokia in 2006 as head of Communications, prior to which he was vice president of Corporate Communications at United Airlines and director of Corporate Communications at Dell.

Jat Brainch, previously senior vice president of Group Commercial Management at Inmarsat, is appointed as CCPO.
Inmarsat Jat Brainch
Jat will be responsible for Inmarsat’s commercial and product strategy and roadmap and to ensuring that the company continues to lead the industry in advanced, customer-centric products and services that are designed specifically for mobility and Government users.

Jat has held senior roles in telecoms and technology brands, including Logica Group (now part of CGI), Telefonica Europe and T-Mobile UK.