Thuraya, the international mobile satellite operator announced the election of a new board of directors at its annual general meeting. Serving a three-year term, the newly elected 2012 board of directors comprises:
Mohammad Hassan Omran, Chairman – Etisalat, Khalid Ahmed Balkheyour, President & CEO – Arabsat,. HH Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Munarak Saif Al Thani – QTEL, Nasser Bin Obood, A/CEO – Etisalat, Yousuf Al Sayed, head of group transformation office – Etisalat, Obaid Al Sharid, senior vice president – Financial Operations – Etisalat, Abdulrahman Al Mubarak – Abu Dhabi Economic Council, Ahmed Mohamed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim – Abu Dhabi Economic Council, Khalid Bin Kalban, managing director – Dubai Investments PJSC.
Thuraya also announced that for the first time two independent directors will join its Board. They are: Michael Butler, former president and CEO of Inmarsat, and Charles W. Moore, president of Lockheed Martin Global, ME and Africa.
Thuraya also announced that for the first time two independent directors will join its Board. They are: Michael Butler, former president and CEO of Inmarsat, and Charles W. Moore, president of Lockheed Martin Global, ME and Africa. According to a company spokesman, the elections of Messrs. Butler and Moore strengthen Thuraya’s international reach and focus at this time of growth for the company.
Thuraya’s chairman, Mohammad Omran, said on this auspicious occasion, “We are pleased to announce Thuraya’s new board of directors, with strong representation from its majority shareholders, and global leaders in the telecommunications and investment sectors, who demonstrate their continued support and confidence in Thuraya’s international expansion.”
Omran added, “I am confident that our newly elected members will enable Thuraya to continue to assert itself as a market leader in the Mobile Satellite Services industry, offering the most advanced satellite communications services to more than two thirds of the world’s population.”
Most recently, Thuraya launched its latest generation dual-mode satellite and GSM phone, Thuraya XT-DUAL making it the only operator to offer seamless communications all over the world. Part of Thuraya’s offerings is also what is reportedly the world’s smallest satellite broadband solution to support 384 Kbps streaming, Thuraya IP. Thuraya is , according to the company spokesman, the market leader in mobile satellite handhelds with 60% market share within its coverage area that spans Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.