Dr. Yazid Almasoud


Dr. Yazid Almasoud has recently joined Zamakhchary & Co., after having worked for more than eight years as a consultant to several entities within the energy ecosystem in the KSA, during which he was tasked with a number of responsibilities, including providing consultations, advices and decision-making support to several supreme and ministerial committees in various legal matters related to regulating and organising the sector, and representing the government in a number of international forums, in addition to representing the Ministry of Energy in the Royal Court, permanent and joint committees, and boards.

The experience of Dr. Almasoud has extended for more than ten years, in both the public and private sectors, his professional experience has focused on leading regulatory, structural and legislative projects, supervising the preparation of documents related to local and international negotiations and agreements, and participating in representation and pleading before courts and judicial committees, in addition to participating in the membership of the founding committees of a number of state-owned companies, and supervising the preparation of incorporation documents and the issuance of the required legal instruments.

  • Leading the strategy of the project of development of the General Administration of Legal Affairs at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and providing legal advisory support services to the city.
  • Leading the strategy for the project of preparing, studying and reviewing contracts and agreements for the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Development Authority. • Leading the strategy for the project of preparing regulations and policies regulating the process of housing the employees of the General Authority of Ports and supervising their implementation.
  • Providing legal advice to the Initiatives and Missions Affairs Office at the Royal Court on various legal and regulatory matters.
  • Providing legal advice to the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Advisory Office (Strategy&), on regulatory issues related to the establishment of Okaz project in Taif Governorate.
  • Providing legal advice to the Eastern Region Development Authority, in cooperation with the Advisory Office (HAK), regarding the preparation of a guide to building controls and requirements for the Al Khor neighbourhood in AlShubaili housing scheme.
  • Providing legal advice to NEOM on various regulatory matters concerning the acquisition of Dhiba Port and the restructuring of its asset ownership

Dr. Almasoud graduated form Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University with a degree in Islamic Law. After that, he attended Lancaster University, which is ranked among the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom, and acquired an LLM degree in International Business and Corporate Law. In 2020, he was awarded a PhD degree in law by Lancaster University for a thesis on the regulatory framework of corporate restructuring in the UK and KSA. He furthermore passed several executive programs in leadership and business administration, most notably the Executive MBA Program from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Executive Leadership Program from Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

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