DOHA: The Board of Directors of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) yesterday announced the appointment of Abdul Aziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Al Khalifa previously worked as Executive Director of QDB’s Business Development and Strategy division, where he spearheaded the development and execution of a number of key projects. With a particular focus on supporting the private sector in Qatar, as well as small and medium enterprises, he led the establishment of the Al Dhameen programme and the Qatar Business Incubator project.
He was also instrumental in developing QDB’s Export Development Agency (TASDEER). In addition to this Al Khalifa was responsible for the development and implementation of a number of products, such as revamping the housing loan for Qatari nationals and Islamic loans.
Al Khalifa holds an MBA from Qatar University and a BS in Engineering from California State University, as well as special degrees from Harvard University and Insead.