Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Ahmed Al Shamsi is responsible for leading Thuraya’s Satellite Network Operations, Technology Development, Information Technology and Software Solutions Development and Support functions. Ahmed has over 18 years of experience in the satellite industry, in disciplines including spacecraft design, development, procurement and operations. Ahmed joined Etisalat as a Radio Engineer and was a key member of the Development team responsible for launching Thuraya in 1995. 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.