03 August 2020
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE-based global satellite operator, has appointed Andrew Cole as chief financial officer (CFO). He will assume the position July 1.
Cole joins Yahsat soon after the company made four Emirati executive appointments to lead its government, commercial, operational and technical business units.
The new CFO has 25 years of cross-sector experience in senior finance, operational and advisory roles. He succeeds Balakrishnan Dorais- amy, who will be retiring, having served Yahsat for almost 12 years. Balakrishnan will continue to be part of the company as strategic advisor.
Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, chief executive officer of Yahsat, said, “I am most happy to welcome Andrew into our midst as the new CFO of Yahsat. As we continue to intensify our expansion program across the globe, Andrew’s wealth of experience, especially in the satellite sector, will be highly beneficial to us. He has an excellent record at all finance and operational leadership levels, and I am sure he will bring great value to Yahsat.”