Yahsat appoints new human capital officer

12 October 2016 |


Yahsat has appointed Mona Al Muhairi as chief human capital officer - she has been promoted to the role from within Yahsat.

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE-based satellite operator which is fully owned by Mubadala, has appointed Mona Al Muhairi as chief human capital officer. Mona has more than 20 years of human capital experience and she has been promoted to the role having previously held the position of executive director – human capital at Yahsat since 2007.

Currently Mona is in charge of performance management, career growth, team development and Emiratization, and is responsible for ensuring that the human capital initiatives support Yahsat’s overall strategic objectives.

Commenting on this latest executive appointment, Yahsat Chief Executive Officer, Masood M Sharif Mahmood said: “Mona has played a key role in developing what is Yahsat’s strongest asset – our human capital. Under her guidance and direction Yahsat has achieved an impressive workforce nationalisation with over 62% UAE Nationals.”

Al Yah 3, Yahsat’s third satellite, is in the final production stage at the satellite manufacture Orbital ATK in the United States. As part of its building process, Yahsat has introduced a global program for the development of its engineers. The program allows a select group of Emirati engineers to participate in the end-to-end satellite manufacturing process to launch Al Yah 3. Furthermore, Yahsat, Masdar Institute, and Orbital ATK have initiated a Masters programme in Space Systems and Engineering.