Frederik van Essen

VP, Business Development

Mr. Frederik van Essen is a 25-year veteran in ICT and aviation, with a track record of building $50M+ businesses. Frederik is currently Vice President of Business Development at Intelsat, one of the leading satellite network operators in the world and is passionate about innovation. Before Intelsat, Frederik worked for Airlineoperations.AI, a Boston Consulting Group partnership using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to digitalize airline operations. He served as Senior Vice President with mobile satellite company Inmarsat from 2015, successfully scaling its entry into the inflight-connectivity business. He joined Inmarsat from Air France-KLM, where he worked for almost a decade in senior management positions. Frederik has master degrees from Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University and completed business innovation education at UC Berkeley and St. Gallen, Switzerland.  He’s fluent in Dutch and English and also speaks German and French.