Former Rolls-Royce Exec Jason Smith Joins Inmarsat as COO

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Jason Smith, former president of Rolls-Royce‘s nuclear business, has been named chief operations officer at Inmarsat.

He succeeds Ruy Pinto, who vacated his post at Inmarsat to “pursue new interests, ” the  satellite communications services provider said Monday.

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce said Smith’s appointment builds on the company’s mission to give customers and partners access to high-speed connectivity on land, sea and air.

Smith also previously served as nuclear business COO and president of the submarines business at Rolls-Royce.

He began his career at British Nuclear Fuels and spent nine years at U.K.-based defense company AWE, where he worked as deputy managing director, program and business management director and commercial group head.

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