Masood M.Sharif Mahmood

As Chief Executive Officer, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood is responsible for the full deployment of Yahsat’s operational capabilities on both government and commercial fronts, expanding its global footprint to provide cutting-edge satellite communication solutions. Since joining Yahsat, Masood has extended its business trajectory, leading the company’s growth into 17 new markets, including Brazil in 2017, besides driving its aspirations on being the region’s best-in-class multipurpose satellite operator. In 2018, Masood orchestrated the acquisition of Thuraya and its subsequent integration into Yahsat, complementing Yahsat’s fixed satellite services with Thuraya’s mobile satellite services.

Masood is also a Board Member of the UAE Space Agency, Etihad Aviation Group, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), SHUAA Capital, Yahlive, the satellite broadcasting venture between Yahsat and SES as well as HNS Participações e Empreendimentos S.A., Yahsat’s joint venture with Hughes in Brazil.


Masood M. Sharif Mahmood

Chief Executive Officer