Masmood Sharif Mohammad Masmood Sharif Mohammad

As CEO, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood is responsible for the overall management and full deployment of Yashat’s operational capabilities, on both government and commercial fronts, expanding the business’ global footprint to provide first-class satellite communication solutions.

He is also focussed 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.

In addition to this position, he is a board member of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, the regional satellite industry trade association. He is also a board member of du Telecommunications Company as well as chairman of du Investment committee and previously was a member at du nomination and remuneration committees.

Prior to his role as CEO, Mohammad held the position of deputy chief executive officer for Yahsat. Before joining Yahsat, Mohammad 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 this, Mohammad also has significant experience in investment management and business development having served for more than a 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.

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

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Khalid Balkheyour

President and CEO, Arab Satellite Communications

Khalid Balkheyour has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry.

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CEO, YahSat

Prior to his role as CEO, Masmood Sharif Mohammad held the position of deputy chief executive officer for Yahsat.

Mikkel Vinter

Founder and Director, Virgin Middle East and Africa

Mikkel Vinter is the founder and director of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa, with close to 20 years of telecom experience.

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CEO, Batelco Bahrain

Muna Al Hashemi was appointed as chief executive officer for Batelco’s Bahrain operations in August 2015, following seven months as acting CEO.

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CEO, du

Osman Sultan was appointed CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, starting 1 January 2006.

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SVP and Market Head, Ericsson Middle East & Africa

Rafiah Ibrahim has held various leadership positions within the Ericsson Group since 1996.

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