Forest Interactive CEO Johary Mustapha Awarded as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at ACES Awards 2019   

Bangkok, 20 September 2019 – Forest Interactive CEO Johary Mustapha continues to make waves in the corporate world by being recognized as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards 2019. The awarding gala was held at Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (20/9).

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year is bestowed to only one recipient each year from across Asia as a recognition for his/her exceptional business performance towards the status of a mega brand. The winner embodies fine values, strong beliefs and unwavering dedication in their entrepreneurial pursuit, thus serving as an inspiration for aspiring young leaders.

Johary Mustapha was selected among 300 nominations from across the region and was the only Malaysian in the Leadership – Individual Category. CEOs from Lufthansa, Empire East Land Holdings, Generali, Nestlé, Phoenix Petroleum, Pruksa Holding, and Sintesa Group also received awards of their leadership recognition.

(Left – Right) Luis Bueno Nieto, ACES Awards Jury Panel, Shanggari Balakrishnan, CEO MORS Group, Johary Mustapha, Forest Interactive CEO, Dr. Jayanthi Desan, ACES Awards Jury Panel, and Hemant K. Batra, ACES Awards Jury Panel. Johary Mustapha, Forest Interactive CEO, awarded as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at ACES Awards 2019 in Bangkok, Friday (20/9).

“We started the company with a staff of 3 and the firm belief that telecommunications is the wave of the future. Today, we deliver mobile messaging and content services to over 93 mobile operators across 35 different countries. This award reflects the level of excellence shown day in and day out by my Forest Interactive family. Thank you to our clients and especially our Telco partners. We would not be here without your trust and support; thank you for truly believing in us,” says Forest Interactive CEO Johary Mustapha.

Forest Interactive CEO Johary Mustapha started Forest Interactive with mobile content services in 2006. The company has developed several IP’s related to digital content distribution which enables to deploy a Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) for Mobile Network Operators (MNO) such as Service Delivery Platforms (SDP), Mobile Games Publishing, and eVouchers.

Forest Interactive has been growing massively in 12 countries, and quite recently launched its Mobile eSports in partnership with Moonton (the developers behind Mobile Legends). The rapid growth of Forest Interactive makes it a member of the Global Acceleration Innovation Network (GAIN) a group of tech companies which has been recognized to scale globally by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

The ACES Awards is an award-giving body that recognizes outstanding companies and entrepreneurs that excel in their respective fields in terms of corporate social responsibility and leadership. This award means that both Johary Mustapha and Forest Interactive have made such a positive impact around Asia, inspiring other companies to do the same.

ACES Awards 2019 Winners from Malaysia (source: ACES Awards 2019, MORS Group)


About Forest Interactive
Forest Interactive is a global tech company that provides revenue-generating content platforms for mobile operators. It is a trusted partner of 93 mobile operators and connected to 2.9B subscribers spread across 36 countries since 2006. The company operates highly-customizable platforms for Mobile Network Operators (MNO) which enables digital content distribution, including mobile games, eSports, and video content services. Forest Interactive is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 11 regional offices in the United States, LATAM, the Middle East, and Asia.

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