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H.E. Mr. Abdulla Bin Nasser Al Misnad

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Non-Executive and Independent

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Mr. Abdulla Al Misnad is the Chairman of the Al Misnad Company having its roots in the private sector business since the 1950’s.

Mr. Abdulla Al Misnad is a prominent and active businessman in Qatar who is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Qatari Investors Group, a publicly listed share holding company.

The following are some of the positions presently held by Mr. Al Misnad:

  • Al Misnad LLC – Chairman

  • Qatari Investors Group – Chairman

  • Al Khaliji Bank – Board Member

H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Non-Executive and Independent

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is one of the most recognizable figures in the global aviation industry. His vision and commitment enabled the groundbreaking development of Qatar Airways from a small regional carrier into one of the world’s leading global airlines in the span of just 20 years.

Born in Doha, H.E Mr. Al Baker worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before being tasked with creating the world’s best airline in 1997.

Under his leadership, Qatar Airways was awarded the ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2019, H.E. Mr. Al Baker received the Airline of the Year award for the fifth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards – a first in the competition’s history.

In November 2017 he was proudly named ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by the CAPA Centre for Aviation.

Education:

  • BA, Economics and Commerce

Mr. Rashid Fahad Al-Naimi

Board Member and Managing Director
Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

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As the CEO of QF Endowment – a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Mr. Rashid Al-Naimi is responsible for investment portfolios and long-term investment policies. He is the residing Chairman of Mazaya Qatar, Mater Olbia Hospital, Managing Director of Vodafone Qatar and a Board Member representing Qatar Foundation across numerous companies, including Vodafone Qatar and Siemens Qatar.

Mr. Al-Naimi has an outstanding record of delivering successful restructurings that continuously improve shareholder value. In 2015, he was honoured by the Arab Economic Forum with the “Achievement in Leadership Award”. Prior to joining the Qatar Foundation, Mr. Al-Naimi was the Manager of Human Resources for RasGas Company Limited.

Education

  • MBA – University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • BSc, Economics – Indiana State University (United States)

H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Thani Jassim Al-Thani

Board Member
Non-Executive and Independent

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Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Al Thani is widely known in the region and regarded as one of Qatar's most influential business figures. In addition to his post as Board member of Vodafone Qatar, Sheikh Hamad currently holds the following positions:

  • Chairman and Managing Director - al khaliji Bank
  • Vice Chairman - Qatari Investors Group
  • Board Member - Qatari Businessmen Association
  • Board Member - Qatar Insurance Company (QIC)
  • Board member - Free Zone Authority

Previously, he was the Minister of Economy and Commerce of Qatar and the Vice Chairman of Qatar National Bank (QNB). Other senior roles include Chairman of Qatar General Organization for Standard and Metrology, member of Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, Director of Customs Department and Heir Apparent Office, Diwan Al Amiri.

Education:

  • Bachelor, Political Science

H.E. Sheikh Saoud Abdul Rahman Hassan Al-Thani

Board Member
Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

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In addition to his post as Board member of Vodafone Qatar, Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani currently holds the position of Chairman of Gulf Bridge International Inc., a company registered and incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He is also the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), a polysilicon manufacturing company headquartered in Doha, Qatar.

Sheikh Al-Thani is an oil and gas engineer whose energy career has spanned over 20 years, with more than 10 of these years in senior leadership roles around the world. Previously he was Chairman of Qatar Fuels (WOQOD) and Executive Director of Gas and Power for Qatar Petroleum International. Sheikh Al-Thani has an outstanding record in optimizing organizations, teams and investments to create new opportunities that increase shareholder value.

Sheikh Al Thani is a regular keynote speaker at energy conferences around the world and has led numerous international Qatari delegations on different Governments international conferences and meetings. He is a firm believer in the value of continuing education and research, and is passionate about enabling people and organizations to maximize their full potential.

Education:

  • BSc, Petroleum Engineering – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
  • Executive MBA – Henley Business School, University of Reading (United Kingdom)

Mr. Nasser Jaralla Al-Marri

Board Member
Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

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Mr. Nasser Jaralla Al Marri has served as Chairman of the Financial Affairs Authority at the General Headquarters of the Qatar Armed Forces/ Ministry of Defence since 2016. After years spent in leading roles across the government such as Chief Financial Officer of Marafeq Qatar/ Qatari Diar, Director of Business Development and Investment Promotion in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Director of Administration and Finance in the Ministry of Economy & Commerce.

Other roles include serving as an Administration and Finance Director for the Qatar National Food Security Programme and National Human Rights Committee. He was Vice Chairman of Qatar Steel International Company and a Board Member of Qatar Mining Company. Today, Mr. Al Marri serves as a Board Member of Masraf Al Rayan Bank and United Development Company (UDC).

Education:

  • MSc, Financial Science and Accounting – Southampton University (United Kingdom)
  • BA, Accounting – Qatar University (Qatar)

Mr. Nasser Hassan Al-Naimi

Board Member
Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

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Mr. Nasser Hassan Al-Naimi is currently the President and Executive Board Member of Barzan Holdings, a company established and owned 100% by the Qatar Ministry of Defence to strengthen Qatar’s sovereignty and support the long-term development of R&D, knowledge transfer, human capital and empowering the military capabilities of the Qatari Armed Forces.

Mr. Al-Naimi joined the Ministry of Defence, MoD, as an Officer in 2013 and shortly afterwards was promoted to Head for the Local Investment Section until 2016 when he was appointed as Chief of Investment Office for the Qatar Armed Forced, QAF, a position that he still holds until this day.

Education:

  • MA , Strategic Management – Plymouth University (United Kingdom)
  • BSc, Business Management– Plymouth University (United Kingdom)