New regional director for Inmarsat
Dubai, February 24, 2013
Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has appointed Bashir Patel as its regional director of global government for the Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (Camena) region.
A highly experienced executive in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), satellite systems and defence aerospace, Patel will be committed to strengthening strategic relationships to support Inmarsat’s partners and their customers, further developing the company’s Global Government business in the region, and enhancing Inmarsat’s network of government hubs in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, said a statement.
Patel has worked in hi-tech industries, primarily the satellite and telecoms sectors, for some 30 years, serving in management consulting and business development capacities. He has particular expertise in the Middle Eastern, African and Western Asian markets, which included posts with, amongst others, ICO Global Communications, British Aerospace and, more recently, as chief operating officer (COO) of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).
Andy Start, president, Inmarsat Global Government, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Bashir Patel. Following the launch of Global Government last year, we have accelerated our investment in this sector to provide innovative solutions that meet the specific needs of government customers and of our distribution partners that support them. Bashir’s appointment underlines our commitment to the Camena markets, which we regard as strategically important. The experience and credentials he brings will provide a strong basis on which to expand our presence in these regions.” – TradeArabia News Service