Advisory Board


Mahmood Masood


Chief Executive Officer

Taking up position as CEO in June 2013, Masood is responsible for the management and full deployment of Yahsat’s operational capabilities both on the commercial and governmental front. He will also focus on the complete rollout of YahClick, Yahsat’s flagship satellite broadband internet service spanning 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia.

Prior to hisroleasCEO, Masood held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Yahsat.  Before joining Yahsat Masood worked as Vice President at Mubadala’s Information and Communications Technology unit (ICT) where he was in charge of corporate strategy and asset management of all assets under ICT such as du, EMTS, Injazat and Yahsat.

In addition to a wealth of experience in corporate strategy and asset management garnered from his role at Mubadala ICT, Masood also has significant experience in investment management and business development having served for more than decade at a number of high profile government and semi-government entities in the UAE, such as Dubai Holding and the Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.  

Masood has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University, Massachusetts and holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.