Carole Plessy

    Head of Maritime product development

    Carole Plessy is Head of Maritime product development for OneWeb, the global communications company bringing much-needed connectivity to rural and remote places, and greater connectivity to existing markets

    OneWeb’s mission is to enable internet access everywhere for everyone. OneWeb is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites. Its high speed, low latency, network will offer game-changing mobility solutions to industries that are currently being held back by the lack of full global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains and more.

    Carole joined OneWeb in 2018 with a background in satellite telecommunications and more than 20 years of business leadership and experience working across R&D and complex project management and product integration.

    Carole has extensive knowledge of the Maritime sector based on her previous role at Inmarsat, where she was Senior Director of Digital Products and, prior to that, Director of Maritime Product Development, responsible for new software delivery from concept to launch.

    At OneWeb, Carole’s focus is on developing global services for commercial launch that only a global satellite constellation network can uniquely support.

    Examples of these services include cyber-security, onboard IoT, logistics, hi-speed Broadband at sea, environmental, weather and market data-gathering. Carole has an MSc in Engineering and Electrotechnology from the University of Toulon, an MSC in Aeronautics and Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale de L’Aviation Civile, and a doctoral program degree from the University Paul Sabatier.