Johary Mustapha, CEO of Forest Interactive was presented with the EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia Award at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia (EOY) Awards Gala held at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The awards was graced by the respected guest of honor, YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Malaysia who shared his great insights on entrepreneurship and presented the awards to all the winners.
EY unveiled its list of winners of the four category awards – Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master as well as the coveted 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 program – 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 its inception, 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 MiddleEast and the USA.