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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

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    Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

    Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

    Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has been actively engaged in education and social reform in Qatar for many years and has played a major role in spearheading various national and international development projects. She currently serves as chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 on the personal initiative of His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir.

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    H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani

    HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jasim Al Thani is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. In 2012 he was appointed as Undersecretary and then Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs where he held this position from 2014 until he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2016.

    H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Qatar University.

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    Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani

    Chair of The Executive Committee
    Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani is the Group CEO of Ooredoo. Sheikh Saud has led Ooredoo Qatar to build on its position as the country’s preferred communications provider and has supported the expansion of its product and service portfolio, in addition to making Qatar one of most successful and consistent markets in the group.

    Sheikh Saud has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Western International University, in Phoenix, Arizona. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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    H.E. Dr. Hessa Al Jaber

    H.E. Dr. Hessa Al Jaber is the former Minister of Information and Communications Technology in Qatar. Prior to becoming a minister, Dr. Hessa held the position of Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) where has overseen the liberalization of Qatar's telecommunications market, ushering in an era of choice and competition.

    Dr. Hessa holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Kuwait University, and a Master's Degree and Ph.D in Computer Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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    Dr. Waleed Al-Wohaib

    Member of The Executive Committee
    Dr. Waleed Al-Wohaib is the Director General of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD). Before he was appointed by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) as a Director General for ISFD, Dr. Al-Wohaib was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation. He is the co-founder and he managed the corporation since its inception. Dr. Al-Wohaib obtained his Doctorate and Master’s degrees, specializing in Public Administration, from the University of California, and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kuwait.
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    Mrs. Maha Al Ghunaim

    Mrs. Maha Al-Ghunaim co-founded and managed Global in 1998 and since then it became a prominent asset management and investment banking firm in the region. Mrs. Al-Ghunaim has over 31 years of experience in the financial sector and she has served on the board of several regional companies and advisory boards and held several senior positions. She has been recognized as a role model for Arab women and women in the Islamic world and she is named one of the world's most influential women. Mrs. Al-Ghunaim holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from San Francisco State University, California, USA.
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    Mr. Karim Hajji

    Mr. Karim Hajji is the Chief Executive Officer of the Casablanca Stock Exchange, the second largest exchange in Africa, and a member of the World Federation of Exchanges. In 2014, he became Vice Chairman of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA). Mr. Hajji holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School, a diploma from “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris” and a Master’s degree in capital markets from the University of Paris.
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    Mrs. Amira Yahyaoui

    Mrs. Amira Yahyaoui is a Tunisian human rights advocate and founder of Al Bawsala. Al Bawsala is a Public Policy and Accountability NGO working on promoting human rights and good governance in Tunisia. Considered as one of the most influential NGOs in Tunisia, the organization has won the OpenGov award for transparency in 2012. Amira Yahyaoui also won many awards including the Vital Voices global trailblazer award as "Women Transforming the Middle East and North Africa", and has been ranked by Arabian business magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women.
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    Mr. Raafat Al Akhali

    Mr. Rafat Al-Akhali is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Resonate Yemen, a leading non-profit foundation that specializes in the field of engaging youth in public policy in Yemen. Mr. Al-Akhali has been active in the field of youth development and youth political inclusion since 2004. He was appointed as the Minister of Youth and Sports in Yemen in November 2014, a post he held until September 2015.

    Mr. Rafat earned his Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Management from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Canada, his first Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Montréal, Canada, and his second Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK.

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    Ms. Sabah Al Haidoos

    Member of The Executive Committee
    Ms. Sabah Al Haidoos is the Chief Executive Officer of Silatech. Ms. Al Haidoos co-led the Education Reform Initiative in Qatar that included leading and managing a culture of change in the educational community. She has held multiple leadership positions in the education field, most recently an advisor for the Vice President office of the Supreme Council of Education between 2012-2014. Prior to that she served as the Director of the Education Institute at Qatar’s Supreme Education Council between 2004- 2012, where she presided over many leading national education initiatives and made positive contributions toward change the culture of education. Ms. Sabah Al Haidoos holds a Master of Public Policy in Islam from College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and a Bachelor of Education and Science (specializing in Mathematics and Physics) from Qatar University, as well as an advanced school administration degree from James Madison University, Virginia, USA.