Andrew Cole is Chief Financial Officer of the Yahsat group. In this role, he is responsible for the financial management of Yahsat, working with all stakeholders, including Mubadala and key partners.
Andrew has 25 years of cross-sector experience in senior finance, operational and advisory roles. From 2015 to 2019, he was the Group Financial Controller at SES, a company with a constellation of Geostationary and Medium Earth Satellites. His primary functions covered all aspects of Finance including Financial Planning, Governance, Risk (including satellite insurance) and Compliance, Accounting and Global Controlling operations. He has also worked for EY and KPMG London as an external auditor and business advisor to many global enterprises. His experience during his years with the external auditors includes M&A and Financing, Corporate Restructuring, Commercial Planning, Tax, Treasury, Audit & Accounting as well as Risk Management.
Andrew’s strengths include relationship building, analytical and technical skills and commercial awareness. He is passionate about teams, people development and on-the-job coaching.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Fluent in German and French besides English, he has an Executive MBA degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a Post Graduate certificate in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.