Kepler Hires Former Inmarsat Chief Strategy Officer Patrick McDougal

Kepler Communications announces today that former Chief Strategy Officer at Inmarsat, Patrick McDougal, joined the company this month as a strategy advisor to support its business units. McDougal is a veteran business strategist within the satellite telecommunications industry with over 30 years of senior experience working for global leaders in the sector such as Inmarsat (29 years) and Intelsat (4 years).

Before joining Kepler, McDougal was a member of the executive management team at Inmarsat where he led a number of initiatives including the acquisition of various companies, securing EU-wide spectrum licenses that advanced Inmarsat’s market strength, and global oversight of the company’s overall corporate business development efforts.

“We are very happy to welcome Patrick to our team. The experience he has within the satellite industry is of great value to a company the age and size of Kepler, so we are excited to bring him on board,” said Mina Mitry, CEO of Kepler Communications. “With his substantial network and expertise, along with Kepler’s technology and talented team, we will further reinforce and grow our market position as we continue to develop new and exciting partnerships together.” 

‘’As a Canadian who has worked overseas all my professional life, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with the Toronto-based Kepler team – smart, highly motivated and ambitious,’’ said Patrick McDougal. ‘’I am delighted to contribute my experiences as I believe that they have what it takes for long-term success. I’m happy to be with them for the next stage of the journey.’’

KEPLER develops next-generation satellite communication technologies and provides global satellite data backhaul services for wideband and Internet of Things applications with the long-term goal of building a network of satellites to provide in-space connectivity.
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