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Board of Trustees


Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has played a major role in spearheading education and social reforms in Qatar and globally for the past two decades. Her Highness works with the United Nations to support global education and key areas of development for marginalized children and youth, through her role as UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate, among her other UN roles. In 2008, Her Highness established Silatech to empower youth and to tackle the rising global challenge of youth unemployment globally.


Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees

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.


Ms. Amal Bahwan is the Vice Chairperson of Suhail Bahwan Group Holding LLC, and is an accomplished leader and a proven business professional with a track record of successful business transformation and consolidation, new business ventures, revamping businesses into robust profit centers with the last two years focusing on shifting from less-yielding trading business to high-yielding manufacturing business model while creating corporate value and brand reputation. Ms. Bahwan holds the direct management and P&L responsibility for the Group’s business entities in Oman and the business enterprises in Dubai & Abu Dhabi (UAE) – all under the Suhail Bahwan Group Holding – one of Oman’s largest and most professionally managed business organizations; which have an approximate turnover over OMR 220 Million (US$ 570 Million) and employ over 5,000 personnel. Other held positions include the Chairperson of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG, Director of National Bank of Oman, Director of the National Pharmaceutical Industries Co. SAOC., the Director of Oman Oil Marketing Co. SAOG. (OOMCO), the Director of the Oman Dental College, and the Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding LLC.


Abdulla Mubarak Al Khalifa is Group Chief Executive Officer at Qatar National Bank Group. With over 24 years of extensive experience covering multiple aspects of the banking business – Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Risk Management, Business Partnership, Mergers and Acquisitions and Customer Relationships – Abdulla drives the Bank’s business arms to achieve its strategic goals and mission. Abdulla has held a variety of executive positions in the wholesale banking area within QNB Group, which is now the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, with operations and links spanning 30 countries. Abdulla joined QNB Group in 1996. A series of promotions reflecting his contribution to the growth of the Bank have led to his current position as Group Chief Executive Officer. Abdulla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University, U.S.A. Born in 1973, he speaks English and Arabic fluently.