Mr. Halawi was recognized at the organization’s 12th annual awards ceremony, which occurred in Seoul, South Korea, on 22 September as part of the APSCC’s 2015 Satellite Conference and Exhibition. Since Halawi was appointed as CEO in 2011, Thuraya delivered a sustained transformation, with a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent from 2011 to 2014.
Thuraya has enjoyed triple digit growth in Asia for three years in a row in the maritime sector alone. The company expects this sector to grow further due to strong demand for its products, which offer both exceptional performance and value, and a compelling, competitive alternative for customers.
Samer Halawi, CEO, Thuraya Telecommunications, said, “On behalf of Thuraya and our whole team, I am really grateful to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our contribution to the satellite industry. It is a great honor for Thuraya to be recognized for having transformed itself into what is today a progressive, successful business.
“Thuraya has also made a positive contribution to the world at the same time. We want to make a difference, offering a competitive choice of products and services and introducing innovation and disruption in an industry that requires an alternative to the status quo. The award also demonstrates the value of working with our partners. Ours is a collaborative approach, creating innovative partnerships, business models, and products and solutions, together.
“This award recognizes the success of the Thuraya team, and the difference we are making together with our partners across the Asia Pacific region. We want to make a difference in other ways too, and Thuraya’s purpose is to save and improve lives. That is a humbling responsibility, and one we take very seriously. It shapes us as a team, and as a company.”