Ronald Spithout was appointed as President, Inmarsat Maritime, in October 2014 to oversee global maritime activities for Inmarsat. Prior to joining the maritime business unit, he served as President, Inmarsat Enterprise.
Ronald came to Inmarsat from Stratos Global, which had been acquired by Inmarsat in April 2009 and then restructured under the Inmarsat brand in January 2012.
He has also held an executive role with Xantic B.V., a satellite communications company headquartered in The Netherlands, which was acquired by Stratos in early 2006.
Ronald began his career in the telecommunications business in the late 80s, and served in the Dutch military as a reserve Lieutenant in the Dutch Cavalry.