Global Eagle Entertainment Appoints Wale Adepoju as Chief Commercial Officer

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide leading provider of integrated in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions for airlines, has appointed Walé Adepoju to Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. Previously, Adepoju was Chief Operating Officer of AIA which was acquired by Global Eagle in 2013. He will report directly to Dave Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Global Eagle.

"Walé has played an instrumental role in growing Global Eagle's client base and brings a wealth of experience from the airline industry," commented Davis. "He has worked directly with a number of our customers through his prior endeavors and is recognized as a leader in our industry. He and has had a meaningful impact on Global Eagle, including building a powerful commercial platform, driving innovation and implementing core controls across our organization."

Adepoju successfully led the performance growth across the AIA group of companies covering all aspects of IFE content, services and applications for airline passengers. He is the founder of IMDC, an organization that advises companies on optimizing investment in passenger systems. With almost 20 years of experience in creating and delivering successful strategies, he is regarded as one of the leading experts in the sector. Prior to IMDC, Adepoju was responsible for Strategy & Development at Spafax. Earlier in his career, he worked as an air transport analyst providing key investment advice on Aerospace companies and products. This included new aircraft analysis, re-engine and retrofit analysis. In 2010, he successfully executed a turnaround and sale of Thermal Engineering, an aero engine parts supplier.

Adepoju holds an honors degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a Masters in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University.

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at

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