Ex-BT exec Staples becomes VP of wholesale at Inmarsat

Ex-BT exec Staples becomes VP of wholesale at Inmarsat

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Damien Staples, former VP of wholesale voice and roaming at BT Global Services, has joined Inmarsat, where he has become VP of wholesale.

News of the appointment, which has not yet been announced by Inmarsat, came in a post by Staples on LinkedIn.

“I am delighted this month to have joined Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications,” he wrote. He will be “leading a new global vertical supporting Inmarsat wholesale partners as the industry transitions to higher bandwidth, digital value-added services”.

London-based Staples (pictured) left BT in 2018 following a reorganisation of the division’s business, which saw his duties transferred to Dave Disley, then chief operating officer for BT in the Americas, based in Dallas. Disley is now BT’s VP for telecommunications and indirect channels, still managing BT’s wholesale voice business.

Staples said on LinkedIn: “I join at an exciting time for Inmarsat, recently taken private with strong financial backing and an ambitious growth agenda, enabling the connected world.”

A private equity-led consortium agreed to buy Inmarsat last year for about $3.4 billion in cash after the UK-based satellite operator earlier rejected a slightly lower bid from US rival EchoStar.

The consortium that now owns Inmarsat includes UK-based Apax Partners, US-based Warburg Pincus and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.

Capacity has asked Inmarsat for a comment on the appointment of Staples. 


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