Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Executive Officer
Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Speaker: Wednesday Closing Session: Leading Regional Operators Assess the Industry's 5G Strategy

Ahmed Al Shamsi has been with Thuraya since 1997 and was instrumental in the establishment of our system and networks. He has held several leadership positions, including Chief Technology Officer prior to his appointment as CEO. He has over 20 years of experience in the satellite and telecom industries during which he spent 3 years in the USA supervising the development of Thuraya’s system. His experience includes the design, development, procurement and operations of satellite and telecom systems.

Ahmed joined ETISALAT as a Radio Engineer and was a key member of the Development team responsible for launching Thuraya. He was involved in all phases of Thuraya’s development, from concept initiation to complete deployment, operation and evolution.

Ahmed holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Communication) from ETISALAT College of Engineering.