Executive Vice President - In-flight Connectivity Yahsat
Tina Ghataore is the Executive Vice President of Inflight
Connectivity Solutions at Yahsat. She is responsible for the overall strategy
and execution of this new business area within Yahsat.
Ms. Ghataore brings 15+ years of experience in the
aerospace/aviation and telecom industries. In 2007 she founded The EKKAM Group,
a strategic management consulting firm focused on serving both start-ups and
fortune 100 clients in the aerospace/aviation and telecom/IT industries. Recent
notable clients include Airbus, Panasonic and Thales Inflyt.
Prior to starting her own consulting business, Ms. Ghataore
served as Director of Broadband Communications at Panasonic Avionics
Corporation, where she was instrumental in efforts to launch the Panasonics
Global Communications Services business, currently serving over 60+ airlines
globally. Ms. Ghataore also served as the Director of Strategic Software
Applications where she was charged to establish the strategy and grow the
software, applications and media business, serving the In-Flight Entertainment
and Communications industry.
Ms. Ghataore started her career at The Boeing Company’s
Satellite Systems business unit. She was an integral part of the Connexion by Boeing
(CBB) business, the first of its kind true broadband communications services
for commercial airlines. In this role she lead efforts to define the overall
service requirements, engagement with airlines, and established key content
partnerships. Previously, as part of the business development organization for
the Satellite Systems group, she participated in the early pursuits of the
Teledesic (LEO) and Ellipso (MEO) satellite programs. She was also a key member
of the team that lead the market and due diligence efforts, resulting in
acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications.
Ms. Ghataore received her Bachelor of Honors
Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University in the U.K. She is
also a graduate of the International Space University