Yasser commenced as Chief Executive of AVCAL in November 2013. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation’s work in representing the private equity and venture capital industry in Australia.
Yasser's responsibilities include working closely with members, as well as key stakeholders within the broader financial services sector and the federal government and its regulatory agencies, to ensure the industry continues to make a significant positive contribution to the long-term prosperity of the Australian economy.
Prior to joining AVCAL, Yasser was the General Manager of Policy and Advocacy for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
He has more than 20 years experience as a business adviser and public policy expert, through his previous roles with PwC, Rio Tinto, Frasers Property Australia, as well as the Department of Treasury in Canberra.
Yasser is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and a Master of Taxation Law from the University of New South Wales.
In April 2016, Yasser was appointed by the Federal Government to the Medical Research Future Fund Advisory Board as a representative of Australia’s private equity and venture capital industry.