Ali Al Hashemi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Yahsat Group in April 2021, having previously served in concurrent roles as the General Manager of Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS) and Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya.
Ali has over 20 years of experience and a proven executive management track record of driving sales growth in the satellite industry, having developed Yahsat’s managed services capability in the UAE and other key regional markets and spearheaded the establishment of systems and infrastructure to successfully transform YGS from a small business unit to a fully functional regional government business. He has been instrumental in securing and/or maintaining key backlog contracts for the Group, including the Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 CSA and the associated O&M contract and the T4-NGS managed capacity services agreement with the Government.
As CEO of Thuraya, Ali oversaw the integration of Thuraya’s technical, financial, human resources and strategy functions with the Group following the acquisition of Thuraya in August 2018, and has directed the turnaround of the Thuraya business.
Ali holds an MBA from the London Business School.