Masood Mohamed Mohamed Sharif Mahmood is a Director General at the Department of Finance of the Government of Abu Dhabi. Prior to taking this role in April 2021, Masood served as the Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat for nearly nine years. He has well over 20 years of experience in investment management, telecommunications and the space sector.
Prior to joining Yahsat, Masood was Vice President at Mubadala’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Unit. In this position, he was responsible for corporate strategy, as well as the asset management of ICT’s strategic portfolio. Prior to that he worked at Dubai Investment Group and the Executive Office of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Masood serves on the boards of Etihad Aviation Group, the UAE Space Agency, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, SHUAA Capital, Al Maisan (Yahlive), the satellite broadcasting venture between the Company and SES Finance as well as HPE, Yahsat Group’s equity partnership with Hughes in Brazil. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from McGill University in Canada and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University in the United States.