Mr. Yahya Abdalla Alhammadi
Group Chief Support Services Officer and Division Chief
Executive Officer – Aviation
Yahya Abdalla Alhammadi joined Yas Holding in 2016 and is our Chief Support Services Officer and CEO of GAL ANS and previously held the roles of Chief Legal Officer and Chief HR Officer. Prior to joining Yas Holding, Yahya served in the UAE Armed forces for 32 years and retired as Brigadier General. He worked in various fields such as Engineering, Logistics, Contracts and Acquisition Policies and last post was Director of Finance and Support Services in the Ministry of Defense.
Mr. Jayaprakash Rajappan Nair
Group Chief Financial Officer and Division Finance Director
Jayaprakash R Nair joined the Yas Holding during it’s formation in 2006. Since 2016 he has been our Group CFO managing the Group’s finance, accounts, treasury, reporting and compliance functions for the Group. Previously Jayaprakash held various roles within the Group including CFO for Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) and CFO for Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (EARTH) Prior to joining Yas Holding Jayaprakash spent 13 years in a variety of organisations including Deloitte and KPMG.
Mr. Mohammad Taha Ababneh, MBA
Group Chief Human Capital & Admin Officer and Division Chief
Executive Officer – Shared Services
Mohammad Taha Ababneh joined in December 2019 as Group Chief Human Capital and Admin Officer managing the Human Capital and Admin functions of the Group. Mohammad Taha has over 27 years experience in various leadership roles including Global Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Shared Services Officer at Al Ghurair Group and prior to that as the Regional Shared Services Officer for DHL Supply Chain Intl. in the MENA & GCC Regions.
Mr. Muhannad AbuHassan, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA
Division Chief Executive Officer – Education
Muhannad AbuHassan joined Yas Holding in 2010 initially as CIO shared services and is now the CEO of Yas Education division. Muhannad has held multiple roles across the Group that have been instrumental in expanding the Group into many new sectors. Prior to joining Yas Holding, Muhannad has held various key leadership roles including, Group CIO for National Holding Abu Dhabi and IT Director in SAMA Airlines.
Mr. Mina Hakim
Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer
Mina Hakim joined Yas Holding in 2019 as the Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer. Prior to joining YHL, Mina has held various management positions in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain including General Manager Group Procurement with Al Futtaim Group. He has extensive experience in this field having worked for organisations including Agility Logistics and Mobiserve.
Mr. Efgan Dengür, MSc
Group Business Development Director
Efgan Dengür joined in 2011 as Group Business Development Director and manages our Group Business Development function maintaining a high performance level and success rate of merger and acquisition (M&A) activities for the group. Prior to joining Yas Holding, Efgan Dengür spent 3 years directing projects and developing business as Director BD in Knowledge Point (KP) Educational Consultant following a 23 year distinguished career in the Turkish Air Force as Sr. Flag Officer
Mr. Rob Chehayeb,
Chief of Staff
Rob Chehayeb joined Yas Holding in 2010 and as Chief of Staff is responsible for overseeing high priority strategic initiatives and program management for the Group CEO’s office along with overseeing daily operations. Rob has held various progressive roles within the Yas Holding Group of companies in the areas of project management, business process improvement, and integrated management systems.
Mr. Craig Brunjes
Group Corporate Governance Director
Craig Brunjes joined Yas Holding in 2010. As Group Director of Corporate Governance,\ he manages our governance frameworks and systems including boards and committees, risk management, delegations, master data, reporting, management systems, certifications and company KPI’s. Craig has over 25 years of management experience across Asia and the Middle East in both private and government sectors.
Tariq Khalil Mohamed Khalil, LLB
Chief Legal Officer
Tariq joined Yas Holding in 2014 and is our Chief Legal Officer. Tariq is a licensed lawyer before all courts in Sudan and an authorised commissioner of oaths. Prior to joining Yas Holding, Tariq was a Legal Advisor in GHQ UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi and previously held the position of Manager of Corporate and Contracts division for Emirates Advocates law firm in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Iyad Abdel Shehadeh
Chief Governance, Risk & Compliance Officer
Iyad is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from University of Manchester, Indiana, US. Prior to joining YYas Holding Iyad served in Price Water Coopers for over 19 years handling different portfolios including risk management, governance and compliance. His last work assignment was with Abu Dhabi Ship Building, as Director of Audit and Risk Management.
Mr. Ian Summerfield
Division Chief Executive Officer - Food and Agriculture
Ian Summerfield joined in 2017 as CEO of Elite Agro LLC the Food and Agriculture Division of Yas Holding. Prior to joining Elite Agro, Ian spent 27 years in various leadership roles across the Langmead Group including agriculture, food processing, renewables and land development.
Dr. Ashraf Radwan, B.Sc., MBA
Division Chief Executive Officer – Healthcare
Ashraf Radwan joined Yas Holding in 2019 as the CEO of Yas Healthcare division, to expand the Healthcare Division for Yas Holding through M&As, JVs and strategic partnerships. Ashraf has over 25 years in the Healthcare industry and has worked for global companies including: J&J, Roche, GSK, LOGIC Management Consulting and Pfizer across commercial operations, strategic planning, M&As and business development.
Mr. Adil Rawashdeh, B.Sc.
Division Chief Executive Officer – Commercial and Hospitality
Adil Rawashdeh joined Yas Holding in 2011 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He has held various key positions across the Group including Chief Audit Officer and Chief Support Services Officer and is now the Division CEO for the Selbar Division of Yas Holding. Adil has over 30 years’ experience in various leadership roles across a range of industries including Banking, Pharmaceutical, Travel and Entertainment.
Mr. Mohammed Alkhawar
Division Chief Executive Officer – Contracting & Technology