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Thuraya appoints vice-president of innovation

Randy Roberts to fill newly created role, serve on executive team

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced that Randy Roberts has joined the company as Vice-President of Innovation. In the newly created role, Roberts will oversee product development, product management and solutions engineering. Roberts will report to Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya, and serve as a member of the company’s executive team.

“I am pleased to welcome Randy Roberts as Vice-President of Innovation,” says Halawi. “His extensive experience in product development and management with leading handset OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) will be a strong asset for Thuraya as we drive new product innovation and expand our offerings, including the Thuraya SatSleeve to new audiences and new sectors.”

Roberts has more than 25 years of experience at leading mobile device manufacturers. He brings to Thuraya a wealth of experience in application, hardware and software development, in addition to a strong background in product development and management.

Roberts joins Thuraya from Siemens Enterprise Communications where he was the Vice-President of Global Mobile Product Portfolio. He has held a variety of leadership roles in product management and development at BlackBerry, Motorola, Nokia and AT&T, and  holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.