Johary Mustapha, CEO of Forest Interactive Named as Top Nominee for EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2018 Malaysia

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Entrepreneurs are believers who raise their game to turn today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality. These individuals see things beyond the horizon and challenge tradition to transform our future. They positively disrupt the way we do business and help enhance our quality of life. – EY

For us at Forest Interactive, we believe that statement couldn’t be any truer on how it describes our CEO, Johary Mustapha. We are happy to announce that EY has named Johary Mustapha as one of the Top Nominees for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia (EOY). Johary is shortlisted under the Technology category along with other notable CEOs. Check out the top nominees’ list below:

List of Top Nominees Of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the announcement that we were nominated as one of the top nominees, as this is our first time entering this award. However, I attribute this achievement to the constant hard work that my team and I have put into this company over the years. This has elevated us to another level alongside other giants and excellent entrepreneurs in the industry. – Johary Mustapha

As a top nominee, Johary Mustapha will be going through few judging processes. The winner for the EOY will be announced during the awards night which is expected to be sometime in December.

Top nominees for EOY 2018 Malaysia at the Top Nominees Announcement gathering

Find out more about the EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2018 Malaysia HERE

About Johary Mustapha:

Johary Mustapha is an entrepreneur involved in the mobile and tech industry. A hands-on technical person, he founded Forest Interactive in 2006 from his earlier background of working with broadcasting and ICT companies. Johary has a long historical understanding of the mobile industry and its growth in Southeast Asia. His vast experience in the business has enabled him to grow the company to a diverse workforce of over 130 talents expanding market reach across 36 countries and offices in 11 countries across the globe.

Over the years, Johary has received numerous accolades and awards. Most recently, he was a recipient of the Most Influential Sustainable Entrepreneur Award by the Asia Pacific CSR Council. He is formerly the President of the Malaysian Mobile Content Provider Association (MMCP) which enabled him to work with industry stakeholders including telcos, regulators, government agencies and learning institutions. His involvement in the drafting of the Mandatory Content Standards (MCS) was crucial in defining the regulations for mobile content.

Johary is currently a committee member of the Communications & Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) for their new term of 2017/18. He also sits in as one of the mentors for Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s Intellectual Property Creator Challenge (IPCC) program which aims to nurture game start-up companies since 2016. Currently, Johary is also a part of the board of MDEC’s Digital Expert Panel, which advices on the education framework for colleges and universities.

About the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 programme:

This year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM (EOY) programme is celebrating its 32ndanniversary since it was founded in Milwaukee in 1986. Today, the EOY Programme has expanded to more than 145 cities and 60 countries with awards presented annually to over 900 of the world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. Each year, the overall country winner from each country gathers in Monte Carlo for the annual EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) award. View the list of countries that participate in the WEOY programme and their respective global EOY contacts.

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