Paris, 26 February 2021. – Suri succeeds Pearce: Inmarsat has appointed the former Nokia chief Rajeev Suri new CEO, the company announced. Rupert Pearce will step down as CEO from 28 February 2021, after 16 years at Inmarsat and nine years as a CEO of the satellite operator based in London’s East End.
Rajeev’s most recent role was President and CEO of Nokia, a position he held for six years. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks for five years, a joint venture company that merged Nokia’s and Siemens’ networks businesses. Since stepping down in August 2020, Rajeev has worked in senior advisory roles with private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Apollo Global Management, Inmarsat said.
Rajeev most recently led Nokia’s leadership in 5G for communication service providers and diversified Nokia into new business areas. He established an independent software business that became a leading telecom software business, quadrupled the annual recurring revenue run rate of the patent licensing business and led a new foray into large enterprise networks with double-digit revenue growth over