Yousuf Al Sayed

Mr. Yousuf Al Sayed was appointed as Chief Strategy and Performance Officer at Etisalat International since June 2016. Prior to this, he had been associated as Chief Program Management Officer & Head of Transformation Project Management office at Etisalat group and let several group wide strategic initiatives. Yousuf started his journey with Etisalat in 1988 and served in multi-disciplinary functions and management responsibilities.

Mr. Yousuf also served as 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. He has been a Director of Thuraya Telecommunications Company since April 2012. Yousuf also serves as Chairman of Etisalat Afghanistan since 2008 when Etisalat entered the Afghani market as the fourth GSM operator. Today, Etisalat Afghanistan is the market leader on all performance indicators. Yousuf holds an Engineering Degree from San Jose State University, CA, USA and has been exposed to various international functional and strategic programs.