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Board of Directors

H.E. Mr. Abdulla Bin Nasser Al Misnad - Chairman

Non-Executive (Independent)

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 – Vice Chairman

H. E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker - Vice Chairman

Non-Executive (Independent)

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is one of the most recognisable figures in the global aviation industry. His vision and commitment enabled the ground-breaking 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. Today, Qatar Airways flies more than 200 state-of-the-art aircraft to more than 160 destinations across six continents.

In August 2017, H.E. Mr. Al Baker was announced as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the prestigious global aviation industry body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which came into effect in June 2018.

H.E. Mr. Al Baker is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and is anon-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) - the company responsible for the running and development of the U.K.’s largest airport. In June 2015, the President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, presented H.E. Mr. Al Baker with the Legion of Honour in recognition of his leadership in the aviation industry.

In 2019, H.E. Mr. Al Baker was appointed Secretary-General of Qatar’s National Tourism Council (NTC).

A highly-motivated individual, H.E. Mr. Al Baker, a successful businessman in Doha and beyond, holds a private pilot license and is also CEO of several divisions of Qatar’s national airline - including Qatar Executive, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Duty Free and Internal Media Services, to name a few.

Education:

  • BA, Economics and Commerce - Sydenham College (India)

Mr. Rashid Fahad Al-Naimi - Managing Director

Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

As the CEO of Investments at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Mr. Rashid Al-Naimi is responsible for investment portfolios and long-term investment policies. He is also the residing Chairman of MEEZA and Mazaya Qatar, and a Board Member representing Qatar Foundation across numerous companies, including Vodafone 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)

Mr. Nasser Jaralla Al Marri

Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

Mr. Nasser 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 cross the government such as CFO of Marafeq Qatar/ Qatari Diar, Director of Business Development and Investment Promotion in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Director of Admin & Finance in the Ministry of Economy & Commerce.

Other roles include serving as 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, he serves as a Board Member of Masraf Al Rayan Bank and is Chairman of Al Rayan Investment Company.

Education:

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

Mr. Nasser Hassan Al-Naimi

Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

As Chief of Investment, Research and Development at Qatar’s Ministry of Defense, Nasser Hassan Al-Naimi oversees local and international investments in various areas, including mergers and acquisitions. He also provides executive support to the office of H.E. the Minister of State for Defense Affairs.

On behalf of the Ministry, Mr. Al-Naimi is Managing Director of Barzan Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Defense, and a Board member of several direct investments held by the Ministry of Defense. In his private capacity, he is a Board Member of Artan Holding, a Qatari Holding Company which owns and manages a varied portfolio of companies in industries ranging from education to real estate. Mr Al-Naimi also co-founded a fund named MKaNN Ventures which invests in early-stage technology companies.

Education:

  • MA, Strategic Management
  • BSc, Business Management

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

Non-Executive (Independent)

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)

Previously, he was the Minister of Economy and Commerce of Qatar and 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 H.A Al-Thani

Non-Executive (Vodafone & Qatar Foundation LLC)

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

Sheikh Al Thani is an offshore and onshore 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)