Khalid Al Kaf is Yahsat’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO). His focus is on addressing the strategic operational issues that influence business performance and efficiencies of cost. Khalid is committed to effecting major changes in the performance and efficiency of Yahsat’s business as a whole. Prior to his new appointment, he held the post of Executive Vice President (EVP) within the group.
Khalid is responsible for operations spanning government and Commercial services and end-to-end systems for Yahsat and Thuraya, which include Customer Care, Network Operations Centres, Ground Systems, Supply Chain, Asset Management and Facilities Management. Khalid also heads the Information Technology units of Yahsat and Thuraya. His contributions are geared towards realizing innovations to achieve greater efficiency and performance within the group.
Khalid joined Yahsat in 2017 to merge and lead the Yahsat Operations team. Before joining Yahsat, Khalid was the Director of Infrastructure and Operations at Etisalat, managing IT infrastructure and operations for applications, hardware, network, B2B, software, and IT capacity management. He has more than 17 years of leadership experience in domestic, regional and international telecommunications sectors.
Khalid holds a BSc in computer engineering from Khalifa University (formerly Etisalat College of Engineering) and also has an Executive MBA from INSEAD Business School, France.