Aerospacelab appoints Tina Ghataore as Group Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, and CEO of Aerospacelab’s new North American branch

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Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, 7 August 2023 – 9:30 CET – Aerospacelab, a fast-growing international startup specialized in designing, manufacturing and operating small satellites, announces the appointment of Tina Ghataore, a San Francisco-based experienced aerospace and satcom executive, as Group Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, and CEO of Aerospacelab new branch in North America, effective on August 7th, 2023.

Tina brings over 20+ years of experience in the aerospace, aviation and telecom industries as well as an undisputed executive expertise and forward-looking leadership. Tina has demonstrated successful go to market experience in launching satellite services business and bringing key satellite technology products to market.  Armed with a global network amid leading industry players, she has a proven history of thriving in international deal making, occupying top positions in aerospace industry and leading strategic business development. Her expertise also includes sound managerial proficiency in companies with high growth potential as demonstrated by her recent award as 2021 Satellite Executive of the Year.

The result of a shared vision to achieve Aerospacelab’s goals, the appointment of Tina, a world-class aerospace professional, is a clear indication of Aerospacelab’s commitment towards success and achieving global growth objectives within new markets and new customers.

Benoit Deper, CEO and founder of Aerospacelab, comments: “With Tina, it just seems like a natural fit. We share a vison and direction of this ever-growing satellite market. In order to power and support Aerospacelab’s growth and ongoing expansion, it was essential to find the right leader to possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience required for the position. Today, we are confident that with Tina’s expertise and experience, we will be able to make our ambitious plans a reality. She will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow and position ourselves in the industry. We are all so excited to have her on board!

Tina Ghataore, newly appointed Global Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of Aerospacelab, adds: ”I am thrilled and privileged to have been asked by Benoit to join him in building on his bold vision and aspirations for Aerospacelab to achieve global success. I am  excited to join an incredible team, and help execute together with Benoit and Cybèle Rolland, Aerospacelab Chief Operating Officer, building up a great global company. I strongly believe that Aerospacelab’s vertically integrated approach has what it takes to revolutionize the space industry by delivering on innovation through affordable products and services, and scaling operations through planning and investing ahead in key markets. This is what I enjoy doing, working with visionaries, building a great team, and going to market.”

“Aerospacelab is well-positioned to accelerate its capabilities to deliver both state-of-the-art platforms and actionable & affordable proprietary high-resolution data for public and private markets alike— backed by its impressive vertically integrated approach,” remarks Mat Costes, Airbus Ventures Partner“We’re delighted to welcome Tina to her new role, bringing an invaluable global network to help strengthen Aerospacelab’s core mission.”


Prior to joining Aerospacelab, Tina Ghataore served as Chief Commercial Officer of Mynaric and President of Mynaric USA where she led the company’s efforts to position Mynaric as the preferred laser communication provider for aerospace application for both government and commercial markets.

In 2022, Tina’s contribution to the aerospace industry was recognized by both the public and industry peers alike when she was voted Via Satellite’s “Satellite Executive of the Year”, accepting her award in front of a select audience at the industry’s leading annual conference ‘Satellite 2022’. Prior to joining Mynaric, she was the Executive Vice President of Inflight Connectivity Solutions at Yahsat, a leading UAE Satellite Operator, where she was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of enabling the organization to launch into the Mobility Satcom Services business. In 2007, she founded The EKKAM Group, a strategic management consulting firm focused on serving clients in the aerospace/aviation and telecom industries. Key clients included Airbus, Panasonic and Thales.

Tina held multiple leadership roles at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, where she was instrumental in efforts to launch the Panasonics Global Communications Services business, currently serving over 80+ airlines globally. She was also charged to establish the strategy and grow the software, applications and media business, serving the In-Flight Entertainment and Communications industry.

Tina began her career at The Boeing Company’s Satellite Systems business unit. She was integral to the building and launch of Connexion by Boeing (CBB) business, the first-of-its-kind true broadband communications services for commercial airlines. As part of the business development organization, she participated in the early pursuits of the Teledesic (LEO) and Ellipso (MEO) satellite programs. She was also a key member of the due diligence team efforts, resulting in the acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications.

Tina 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.

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