Yousuf Al Sayed

Yousuf Al Sayed is the Chairman of Etisalat Group’s Transition-PMO, where he is leading the Group’s transition towards a new operating model over the coming period to achieve higher levels of excellent customer service and faster business growth. Previously, Yousuf was the CEO of Thuraya from 1998 until early 2011. He led Thuraya through a dynamic period of evolution, positioning Thuraya as a leading international mobile satellite operator.

Formerly with Cable & Wireless where he began his telecommunications career, Mr. Al Sayed joined Etisalat in 1988, and was the Chief Engineer Satellite Network before his appointment to Thuraya in 1997. Yousuf also serves as Chairman of Etisalat Afghanistan since 2008.