Thuraya Appoints Vice President of Innovation
DUBAI - September 24, 2013 - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced that Randy C. 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, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya and will serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Team.
“I am pleased to welcome Randy Roberts as Vice President of Innovation,” said Halawi. “His extensive experience in product development and management with leading handset OEMs 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 is a seasoned telecommunications executive with over 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 their Global Mobile Product Portfolio. Roberts has held a variety of leadership roles in product management and development at BlackBerry, Motorola, Nokia and AT&T. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.
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.
For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi, Director of Communications, Thuraya
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888