Thuraya appoints Ahmad Al Shareef as head HR and support operations

Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced the appointment of Ahmad Mustafa Al Shareef as senior director, Human Resources and Support Operations as of January 2, 2014.

As Thuraya’s new head of Human Resources, Al Shareef is responsible for managing employee relations as well as overseeing the procurement and administration divisions. Al Shareef will report to Samer Halawi, chief executive officer of Thuraya and will serve as a member of the company’s leadership team.

“His experience in improving employee relations and developing cohesive Human Resources policies is a strong asset for Thuraya as we focus on recruitment, employee engagement development, and talent management in the next phase of our transformation. Our people are the backbone of the Company and we are committed in investing in them as part of our strategy for success,” said Samer Halawi.

Al Shareef is a skilled human resources executive with significant experience in asset management and financial institutions in the UAE. His background includes working with senior executive teams to ensure that the company accomplishes its business plans over the short, medium and long term.

He has worked in close collaboration with management teams on organizational optimization and alignment, improving employee relations, and talent retention. Al Shareef joins Thuraya from a local asset management entity where he was their director, human resources. A UAE National, fluent in English and Arabic, Al Shareef holds a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) from Boston University.

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