Thuraya Appoints O’Neill of Boeing as Board Member

September 6, 2011

Stephen O’Neill, member of the Corporate Board of Directors.
Stephen O’Neill, member of the Corporate Board of Directors.

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, an international mobile satellite services operator, announced the appointment of Mr. Stephen O’Neill, President of Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc (BSSI), as a member of the Corporate Board of Directors.

BSSI is one of Thuraya’s strategic shareholders and manufacturer of Thuraya’s leading-edge commercial satellites. The appointment of Mr. Stephen O’Neill will further enhance the partnership between BSSI and Thuraya that traces back to the company’s inception.

Mr. O’ Neill has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry. With his hands-on experience in programmatics, engineering and program management for both commercial and government satellite programs plus extensive experience in the satellite launch industry, he brings a deep and broad background to Thuraya’s present business development and will immeasurably add to Thuraya’s transition in planning for the future.  In his current position at BSSI he is responsible for the general management of the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial communications satellites.

Thuraya’s Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Omran, said, ‘Mr. O’Neill is an exciting addition to our Board of Directors as his expertise in the aerospace industry will help shape the strategy for Thuraya’s growth and future, enabling the Company to maintain its leadership position in the mobile satellite services industry.’

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