CEO, Inmarsat plc
Rupert has been CEO of Inmarsat plc, the world’s leading global mobile satellite communications network operator, since 2012, having joined as Group General Counsel. He was previously a partner at Atlas Venture, a venture capital company, working on investment, divestment, M&A and corporate finance transactions and was an equity partner at international law firm Linklaters. Rupert has been a visiting fellow of the Imperial College Business School, London lecturing on the Entrepreneurship program, and is co-author of ‘Raising Venture Capital’.
Rupert is currently Chairman of ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, which represents more than 20 international satellite operators; Commissioner on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development (ITU and UNESCO) aiming to boost the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda; Steering Committee member of the Smart Africa Initiative, a body committed to foster ICT development throughout Africa.