Forest Interactive CEO is EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia


(From left) Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria; Minister of Entrepeneur Development of Malaysia Mohd Redzuan Yusof; Forest Interactive CEO Johary Mustapha; and EY Malaysia country managing partner Rauf Rashid

JOHARY Mustapha, CEO Of tech Company, Forest Interactive was presented with the EY Technology Of The Year 2018 Award at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia (EOY) Awards Gala.

EY unveiled its list of winners in the four categories– Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia award.

Johary was lauded for his outstanding contributions to the technology industry and was selected by an independent panel of judges guided by a set of judging criteria that is consistently applied globally by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) programme.

On his achievement, Johary said, “It was really nice just to be nominated as one of the 15 top nominees a month ago, so to actually get the award was a bit surreal. I certainly have to pinch myself. Never have I dreamed of being on a list with such promising entrepreneurs.

“Truly pleased, honored and humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. Thank you so much to all who have kept their trust in me. This award goes out to all of you and especially to the MDEC GAIN programme – I couldn't have done it without their support. All the exposure, mentorships and networking events have eventually led to this.”

Forest Interactive is a mobile-focused tech company established in 2006. Throughout this period, Johary has helmed the global operations of Forest Interactive and successfully expanded the company from its headquarters in Malaysia to 10 other offices across the globe.

His vast experience in the business has enabled him to grow the company to a diverse workforce of over 130 talents from 21 nationalities expanding market reach across 36 countries.

Under Johary's leadership, the company has entrenched itself to play an important part within the vibrant mobile industry, working closely with mobile network operators, industry regulators, government agencies, consumer groups and related associations in enabling innovative solutions for the mobile ecosystem.

To date, Forest Interactive has established a competitive portfolio of end-to-end solutions for telco, enterprise and content partners that reach out to more than 2.9B subscribers worldwide and has already partnered with over 100 corporate clients and 93 mobile operators across Asia, the Middle-East and the USA.

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