Board of Directors
The Msheireb Properties culture of integrity starts with our Board of Directors and touches every member of the company. Together with the Management, they focus on the areas of strategy and risk management.
View the profiles by clicking on the names of each individual.
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser plays a key role in supporting the country’s National Vision – a far-reaching agenda to transform Qatar into a thriving, knowledge-based society by 2030. For more than 15 years, Sheikha Moza has been a driving force behind education and social reforms in her country. Sheikha Moza is also active on the international stage, spearheading projects to promote peace and human development throughout the world.
Domestically, she serves as Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), a private non-profit organization founded in 1995. Its flagship project is Education City, which covers over 14 million square meters and houses branch campuses of renowned international universities and institutions. QF is also engaged in numerous scientific research and economic and social development projects. In addition to her work at Qatar Foundation, Sheikha Moza served as the Vice Chair of the Supreme Council of Health from 2009-2014 and as the Vice Chair of the Supreme Education Council from 2006-2012. In these roles, she has helped enact major top-down reforms of Qatar’s public schools and healthcare system. More recently, she chairs the Sidra Medical and Research Centre, a new training and research hospital that is envisaged to become a leading institution for women and children’s specialty care.
On a regional and international level, Sheikha Moza has launched multiple projects including the International Fund for Higher Education in Iraq, the Silatech initiative to address the growing challenge of youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa, and Education Above All (EAA), a global initiative that aims to bring new life chances and real hope and opportunities to poor and marginalised children, youth and women in the developing world. EAA is carrying out its objectives through a number of existing programmes such as Educate a Child (EAC), Protecting Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) and Al-Fakhoora.
Sheikha Moza plays an active role with the United Nations (UN) to support global education. In 2003, she was appointed as UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education; in 2008 she was appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) Ambassador; and in 2010 she became a member of the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group with a special emphasis on Goal 2 – universal primary education. In 2012 she was appointed as a Steering Committee Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative.
Among Sheikha Moza’s many honors are the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2013. In June 2009, she was inducted into the Academie des Beaux Arts de l’Institut de France (Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France), the prestigious French society that generates awareness of the arts through education and helps develop artistic relationships on an international level. In 2007, Sheikha Moza was presented the prestigious Chatham House Award for her contributions to improving international relations.
Sheikha Moza graduated from Qatar University with a degree in sociology and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M University, Carnegie Mellon University, Imperial College London and Georgetown University.
HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani
Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors
HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani is a Qatari politician who has as occupied various official posts, the most recent as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Qatar, a role which he relinquished his role in June 2013. He has held several other key positions in the State of Qatar including a member of the supreme defense council, head of Qatar’s permanent committee for the support of al Quds; member of the permanent constitution committee; member of the ruling family council; and member of the supreme council for the investment of the reserves of the state.
HE Sheikh Hamad is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Qatar Airways, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Qatar Investment Authority, and Executive Chairman of the Authority. He held other positions, including Chairman of Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, Chairman of the Supreme Committee on Legislation, the Committee on Reorganization of Governmental Authorities, and the Committee on Reorganization of Governmental Authorities.
Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani has previously sat on several high-level government organizations boards, including being the Executive Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Supreme Committee for Coordination and Follow Up, Chairman of the Committee on Reorganization of Governmental Authorities and vice chairman of the Supreme Committee for Supervising the Implementation of the Future Vision of the State of Qatar as well as Vice Chairman of the Assistance Council for Development of the Endowment of the Qatar Foundation for Science and Community Development.
On the international front, HE is a member of the Munich Security Council Advisory Council and executive member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs, The Arab Thought Forum – Amman, the Club de Monaco – France since 2005, the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution, U.S.A., since 2006, and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Centre, 2008.
HE Sheikh Hamad has worked actively to settle political conflicts in both Africa and the Middle East. He led Qatar’s diplomatic mediation efforts in conflicts in Darfur, Yemen, Lebanon, Eritrea and Yemen, Sudan and Eritrea, Sudan and Chad, and between the competing Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah. He also supported the release of the detained prisoners in Eritrea, the American prisoners in Iran, and the Bulgarian nurses affair in Libya.
His honors include the Grand Officier de la légion d’honneur, France, 15 June 1958, the Grand-Croix de l’ordre national du Mérite, France, 11 September 2007, The Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Cedar, Lebanon, 2007, the Diploma Magistralle dei Onorificenza O.M.R.I., Italy, 2007, and the Honorary Special Medal from the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation, 2010.
HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani holds an Honorary Doctorate, Diploma Doctor Honoris Causa, from the State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, 2010, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Lebanese American University, Beirut, 2010.
Eng. Saad Al Muhannadi
Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Engineer Saad Ebrahim AlMuhannadi was instrumental in the establishment of Qatar Foundation more than two decades ago, and has been an integral part of the organization’s fabric since its inception in 1995. A Lifetime Board Member of QF, and President of the organization from 2013 to 2016, he is also a member of its current Board of Trustees –reflecting his long, impactful, and valued association with QF, and his contribution to realizing its vision and advancing its mission.
He was a member of QF’s Founding Board, having joined the organization in 1995 as Project Manager within its Capital Projects Directorate, and subsequently assuming the roles of Assistant Director and Director before, in 2005, being appointed Vice President of Capital Projects and Facilities Management.
Engineer Saad played a pivotal role in the development of the educational, science and research, and community development infrastructure required for QF to support Qatar’s vision of building a sustainable, diversified economy. He was responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of QF’s buildings and supporting infrastructure and ensuring a healthy and safe environment, across its 15 million sqm Education City campus. In addition to buildings housing QF’s core operations, Engineer Saad and his team were central to the development of numerous QF projects, including the Al Shaqab equine and equestrian center, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Leadership Academy.
He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of both Msheireb Properties, having led the
planning for the establishment of the company and for its Msheireb Downtown Doha project. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Solar Technologies. Prior to joining QF, he began his career at Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment, first as Assistant Manager for the landmark West Bay development in Doha, and subsequently as Head of Design Development.
Engineer Saad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Miami in the US.
Mr. Rashid Nasser Al Kaabi
Member of the Board of Directors
Rashid Nasser Al Kaabi is a member of the board of Directors of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry(QCCI); Chairman of the industry committee at QCCI; and Head of the Qatari side in the Qatari-Lebanese Business Council, in addition to his roles at Sraiya Holding Group.
Rashid Nasser Al Kaabi graduated from the faculty of law; and is one of the most influential and successful Qatari businessmen who achieved a good reputation for himself both locally and internationally.
Mr. Tamim Al Kuwari
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Tamim Al-Kuwari has recently been appointed as CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange. In addition to his role as CEO, Tamim serves as an independent board member in Msheireb Properties. Prior to joining QSE, Tamim served as CEO of Qinvest where he embarked on executing a strategic vision, which strengthened the firm’s position as one of the most competitive, dynamic players in the region, as well as, strengthened the bank’s international presence and developed deeper access to selective key markets. Tamim also served as the Managing Director and Country Head for Qatar at Goldman Sachs, as well as CFO for Qatargas Transport Company (Nakilat) prior to that. Tamim has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and executing transactions, having worked at a number of leading Qatari and international institutions. Tamim holds a BA in International Business with a minor in Political Science from George Washington University and an MBA from the American University – Washington, D.C.
HE. Akbar Al Baker
Member of the Board of Directors
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 20 years. Today, Qatar Airways flies more than 200 state-of-the-art aircraft to over 150 destinations across six continents.
In August 2017, HE 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. In November 2017, he was proudly named ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by the CAPA Centre for Aviation in recognition of his global influence and visionary approach to the airline industry.
HE Mr Al Baker is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) – the company responsible for the running and development of the UK’s largest airport. In 2019, HE Mr Al Baker was appointed Secretary-General of Qatar’s National Tourism Council (NTC).
A highly motivated individual, HE Mr Al Baker is a successful businessman, holds a private pilot license, and is also CEO of 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.
Born in Doha, he has a degree in Economics and Commerce and worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before being tasked with creating the world’s best airline in 1997.
HE. Ahmad Mohammed Al-Sayed
Member of the Board of Directors
His Excellency Ahmad Al-Sayed the Minister of State and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Free Zones Authority, Qatar.
The Free Zones Authority is established to regulate and promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Qatar and working to make Qatar a Global business hub.
His Excellency Al-Sayed served as Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority and Qatar Holding, where he played a critical role to build, oversee and manage Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund. During his tenure, he executed mega deals such as the QIA/QH’s investment in Credit Suisse and Barclays Bank, engineered the Merger of VW and Porsche as well as Xstrata and Glencore, the take-over of Songbird and Canary Warf Group, and the acquisition of Harrods Group, Iberdrola Energy, Tiffany, Heathrow Airport and others.
Prior to QIA, His Excellency Al-Sayed held key roles in various local and international institutions, including the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment. His Excellency Al-Sayed has also served as board member for different local and international companies like Qatar National Bank, Canary Wharf Group and Volkswagen Group, Vice Chairman of Qatar Exchange and Executive Chairman of Harrods LHD.
His Excellency Al-Sayed holds his MBA with Trium Global (from LSE, NYU Stern, HEC Paris), and a Master of International Banking & Financial Law from Boston University, and an LLB from Qatar University. He is a PhD candidate at Oxford University, London.