Thuraya has appointed Stephen O'Neill to its board of directors. Until 2014, O'Neill was president of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc (BSSI) and vice president of Commercial Satellite Systems for Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) within Boeing Defense, Space and Security.
O'Neill has 37 years of experience in the aerospace industry, principally involved in satellite and launch vehicle programs. His expertise ranges across engineering, manufacturing, supplier management, business management, business development and program management. He served for many years as a pilot in the American Air Force.
Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, chairman of Thuraya's board of directors, said: "We welcome Steve to our Board of Directors. He is an exciting addition to our Board as his expertise in the aerospace industry will help shape the strategy for Thuraya's growth and next generation capabilities, enabling the Company to expand on its leadership position in the mobile satellite services industry."