Co-Founder & Managing Director of Mine Kafon Lab, was born in Kabul (Afghanistan) where he lived for the first few years of his childhood. In 1994, Mahmud’s family left Afghanistan and started to immigrate to countries like Pakistan and Uzbekistan. After 6 year of traveling, they arrived in The Netherlands. The family received a Dutch nationality, allowing them to remain in their new country.
Growing up with his brother Massoud Hassani, inventing and testing new ideas belong to their daily activities. They have become a strong team over the years, striving to achieve their goals and dreams. Mahmud and Massoud stunned the world with Mine Kafon, a wind powered anti-land mine ball that resembles a dandelion. The design was inspired by the wind powered toys that the brothers used to play with in Kabul. The Mine Kafon project, has evolved into an important tool in raising global awareness oflandmines. Reaching millions of people through interviews, lectures and exhibitions around the world.
In 2016, after three years of hard work, it was finally time to present the Mine Kafon Drone: an unmanned airborne demining system that uses a three-step process to map, detect and detonate land mines. The Mine Kafon Drone is up to 20 times faster and 200 time cheaper than currently available technologies.