Born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hassan lived in the West African country until he ultimately moved to Boston, Massachusetts when he was 17. Hassan graduated with an economics degree from Suffolk University in 1987. Today Hassan serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Yatco Energy owning the company alongside two of his brothers Tarek and Khalil. Yatco Energy is a whole sale fuel distribution company operating in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Yatco Energy also owns 16 operated gas station locations across the bay state with the majority serving the people of Central Massachusetts. Hassan is married to Maria Elena Yatim, who together have raised 3 children Esteban, Jawad, and Nina.