Thuraya appoints Eric Béranger to its Board of Directors
As Chief Executive Officer of Astrium Satellites Béranger brings a wealth of satellite industry experience and business acumen to Thuraya
DUBAI, UAE, April 8, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, announced today the appointment of Eric Béranger to its Board of Directors. Béranger will be occupying the Board seat recently vacated by Charles Moore of Lockheed Martin, who recently retired on March 14, 2013.
Ahmad Julfar, Chairman of Thuraya’s Board said: "Thuraya is pleased to welcome Eric Béranger to our Board of Directors. Eric’s enormous industry knowledge and broad business expertise brings further depth to our Board and will help to support Thuraya’s future initiatives. This is particularly timely and relevant as we are currently engaged in planning for the future and evaluating different strategic options ahead. We look forward to benefiting from Eric’s experience and contribution for Thuraya’s continued success. We thank Charles Moore for his contribution to Thuraya over the past few years and wish him the best."
Béranger founded Astrium Services in 2003 and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer, the company is now one of the world’s largest satellite service providers offering military, governmental and commercial telecommunications services, as well as earth-observation satellite services. In October 2012, Béranger was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Astrium Satellites, a leading provider of satellite system solutions, including spacecraft, ground segments, payloads and equipment. Born in 1963, and a graduate of France’s École Polytechnique, he oversaw year-on-year growth of nearly 50 percent for Astrium Services, the company’s youngest division prior to the acquisition of Vizada in 2011. A graduate of France’s Advanced School of Telecommunications (ENST), Béranger worked for France Telecom and Société Générale earlier in his career before joining Matra Marconi Space (now Astrium Satellites). He has also been Chairman of the European Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) until November 2012.
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
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