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Thuraya co-sponsors the first UAE-UK Pioneers Forum as part of its global recruitment strategy

DUBAI and London, January 16, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced its sponsorship of the UAE – UK Pioneers Forum, an initiative by the United Arab Emirates Embassy in London. The Forum will showcase the most prestigious UAE and UK businesses operating in the Emirates and Great Britain and includes a series of workshops and symposiums. The inaugural event targets undergraduate both university students from across the UK and will be held at Victoria House in Holborn, London from January 18-19.

H.E. Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee CVO, the UAE’s ambassador to the UK, said: “We are building a diversified, knowledge-based economy, and the UAE-UK Pioneers Forum is a platform to attract the innovators of tomorrow. The Forum will connect the country’s most competitive businesses with ambitious and talented students in the UK.  Our consistent economic growth and cosmopolitan society has already led 100,000 Britons to choose to live and work in the UAE. And after Dubai’s winning bid to host Expo 2020, it is a particularly opportune moment for both Emirati and British students to consider a career in the Arab world’s most developed country.”

Ahmad Al Shareef, Senior Director of Human Resources and Support Operations of Thuraya, said: “Thuraya is proud to be part of the first UAE – UK Pioneers Forum. Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Thuraya, having pioneered mobile satellite communications. We believe that innovation, whether in technology or in product development, needs to be cultivated and the Pioneers Forum provides us with the perfect platform to reach out to young minds that can be molded for success.”

Thuraya will be exhibiting at booth #15 at the UAE – UK Pioneers Forum at Victoria House in Holborn, London from January 18-19. Thuraya’s Director of Government Services, Amal Ezzeddine will also be speaking at the symposium on Sunday, January 19 at 12:40pm on the opportunities for new graduates in the satellite industry and at Thuraya.|

As part of its ongoing recruitment efforts, Thuraya has recently launched its Young Innovator Internship Program (YIIP) with the aim of working with interns on a three to six month period. Applications are now open. For more information about Thuraya’s internship program, please visit our website to learn more about applying.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit www.thuraya.com

For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi, Director of Communications
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888
Email: corporatecomms@thuraya.com


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