Thuraya elects Julfar as chairman

Dr. Daniel Ritz, group chief strategy and M&A officer at Etisalat was also elected to the board

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Thuraya elects Julfar as chairman Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group, has been appointed as Thuraya's new chairman of the board.
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  November 7, 2012

Thuraya has announced the election of a new chairman and the appointment of a new member on its board of directors.

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group, has been appointed as Thuraya’s new chairman of the board. Also elected to the board was Dr. Daniel Ritz, group chief strategy and M&A officer at Etisalat.

Julfar also serves on the board of Mobily, in KSA, where he is the chairman of the Risk Management committee, as well as on the board of Etisalat Misr and Etisalat Services Holding (ESH).

“We are delighted to welcome both Julfar as our new Chairman and Ritz as a new member of our board,” said Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya. “Chairman Julfar’s leadership and wealth of telecoms experience will be invaluable in helping guide Thuraya as we continue to pursue growth in our key markets. We are also pleased to have Dr. Ritz join our Board given his vast experience with strategy and business experience, especially at this time when we are looking at the next phase of development for the company.”

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