Mark Courtney

General Counsel

Mark leads the Legal Affairs Department where he is responsible for providing counsel on corporate strategy, key contract negotiation, regulatory affairs, policies and procedures as well as legal strategy and compliance.

With over 17 years of experience, Mark has been part of leadership teams in the communications and technology sectors that have grown their international telecommunications businesses significantly. Prior to Thuraya, Mark was the Chief Legal Officer for Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa based in Dubai, where he negotiated strategic agreements with mobile operators in the region and joint ventures with investors. He was also Head of Group Legal for the Carphone Warehouse Group PLC, where he facilitated the company’s acquisition and integration of AOL Broadband UK and negotiated the joint venture with AOL.

Mark is a qualified English Barrister and graduated from Leeds University in the United Kingdom with a LL B and from the Inns of Court School of Law in London.