Former Nokia boss Rajeev Suri joins Inmarsat as CEO
Rajeev Suri, the former CEO of Nokia, will take on the role of CEO of a British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat effective March 1. He will replace Rupert Pearce, who steps down as CEO on February 28.
Most recently, Rajeev was President and CEO of Nokia, a position he held for six years. During that time Nokia shifted focus from mobile phones to broader telecommunications infrastructure such as 5G networks, as well as software. Since leaving Nokia he has served as an adviser for private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Apollo Global Management.
“Rajeev’s experience will support Inmarsat’s future growth and we look forward to the business transitioning successfully to another capable leader,” Andrew Sukawaty, chairman of Inmarsat, said in the statement.
Pearce, Sukawaty added, “has been an excellent and forward thinking leader,” noting that Pearce would remain in an advisory role for an unspecified “transitional period.”
“Inmarsat has established itself as world leader in space technology and I feel privileged to have worked with such a dedicated and talented group of people during my time at the company,” Pearce said in the statement.