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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 – Vice Chairman
As Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Mr. Akbar Al Baker has shaped the company into one of the fastest growing and most highly acclaimed airlines in the world. Prior to his appointment in 1997, the airline only operated four aircraft in a regional capacity. Today, it flies over 200 aircraft to more than 150 destinations across six continents. In recognition of his leadership, former French President, François Hollande, awarded him the Legion of Honour in 2015.
In August 2017, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was announced as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of prestigious global aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA), coming in to effect June 2018. Mr. Al Baker is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAHL) - the company responsible for the running and development of the UK’s largest airport.
A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot license, and is also GCEO of several divisions of Qatar’s national airline – these being Qatar Executive, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Duty Free and Internal Media Services.
- BA, Economics and Commerce
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 P.Q.S.C.
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. AlNaimi was the Manager of Human Resources for RasGas Company Limited.
- MBA - University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
- BSc, Economics – Indiana State University (United States)
Mr. Nasser Al Marri has served as Chairman of the Financial Affairs Authority at the General Headquarters of the Qatar Armed Forces since 2016. Previously, he was CFO of Marafeq Qatar, a subsidiary of Qatari Diar, after years spent as Director of Business Development and Investment Promotion in the Ministry of Economy and 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.
- MSc, Accounting and Financial Science – Southampton University (United Kingdom)
- BA, Business Administration – Qatar University (Qatar)
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 CEO 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 earlystage technology companies.
- MA, Strategic Management
- BSc, Business Management
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
- Chairman - Qatar Trading Agency Company
- 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.
- Bachelor, Political Science
Sheikh Saoud Al Thani currently holds the position of a Senior Advisor at Qatar Petroleum. He has an extensive background in the Oil & Gas sector including engineering, management, investments and leadership. He has also represented and led the delegations of the State and its other institutions such as Qatar Petroleum International in various international conferences and meetings.
- BSc, Petroleum Engineering – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
- Executive MBA – Henley Business School, University of Reading