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Forest interactive CEO named EY ‘Technology entrepreneur of the year 2018 Malaysia’

Johary Mustapha, CEO of the tech company was presented with the award at the EY ‘Enterpreneur of the year 2018 Malaysia 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 which has consistent global appeal by the 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.” He added.

Forest Interactive is a mobile-focused tech company which was established in 2006. Johary helmed the global operations since and helped successfully expand 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 his 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.

So far, 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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