The Innovation Division istaskedwith accelerating the Company's development of cutting-edge mobile satellite products and solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-May 15, 2013 –(ME NewsWire)-Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator announced today the formation of a new division focused on spearheading strategic initiatives for the development and implementation ofinnovation inproducts, services, and business models. This organizational enhancement comes at the back of the successfullaunch of the company's SatSleeve for theiPhone and is driven by Thuraya's ambitions to further pioneer state-of-the-art solutions in the satellite industry.
Thuraya has recently undergone a major transformation which has included an expansion of its product portfolio, an optimization of its network infrastructure as well as the revitalization and expansion of its distribution network in key markets. Due to the strategic importance of this new role, it will be filled on an interim basis by Thuraya's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Samer Halawi until a suitable candidate is recruited. The newhead of Innovation will report to Thuraya's CEO and will serve as a key member of the Executive Team. Global recruitment efforts to find a suitable candidate are underway.
Thuraya's CEO, Samer Halawi said, “Thuraya demonstrated its ability to buck the trend and deliver outstanding growth in a stagnant industry despite a tough economic climate. We have ambitions to further grow our business by being at the forefront of innovation. We are proud of our legacy in delivering the best quality mobile satellite products and services and we intend to take our product and service offering to the next levelin our commitmentto continue to drive innovationin the satellite industry.”