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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Samer Halawi

Samer Halawi
Chief Executive Officer

Samer Halawi was appointed Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. He is responsible for leading Thuraya’s strategic positioning and driving its growth as a prominent global mobile satellite operator. Prior to joining Thuraya, Halawi played a leading role in starting-up and growing a new venture involved in the digital space and focusing on mobile content, IPTV, mobile advertising, and web management. He also held various positions at Inmarsat in global strategy and running operations for the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.  Previously, Halawi worked in telecommunications at Flag Telecom and ICO Global Communications. Halawi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA with concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Participating Events

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:45 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.:
Country in Focus: Space in the UAE
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Location: International Center North - Main Stage

Talal Al Kaissi

Chief of Staff - Trade and Commercial Office & Advisor to the Commercial Counselor
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Salem Humaid Al Marri

Assistant Director General for Scientific & Technical Affairs
Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST)

Samer Halawi

Chief Executive Officer


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