Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi and (right) Rashid Al Naimi
Doha: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has announced the appointment of Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi as its new President and Rashid Al Naimi as CEO of Qatar Foundation Investments, as the organisation moves forward in its mission to unlock human potential.
Sheikha Moza said: “In Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi we could not wish for a more capable president to continue advancing our mission. As one of the founding members of QF, he is steeped in the esteemed traditions of our organisation.
“It is now 18 years since QF was founded. From humble beginnings it has grown to become the world-class institution that we see today, spearheading the nation’s efforts on our journey towards a knowledge economy. Engineer Al Muhannadi has been with us throughout this incredible journey, leading the ongoing development of the organisation’s infrastructure, and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to provide the necessary leadership as QF continues its exciting mission to unlock human potential.
“I would like to extend my very best wishes to our new president in his new role. At the same time, I am delighted that Rashid Al Naimi will be taking up the key role of CEO of Qatar Foundation Investments. Throughout his career, including his most recent position as QF’s Vice President of Administration, he has demonstrated that he is a natural leader. I have every confidence that he will be a great success in his new position, and I wish him the very best.” The
Al Muhannadi has been an integral part of QF’s growth since its founding in 1995 and a key member of its board of trustees.
As Vice President of Capital Projects and Facilities Management since 2005, he has been responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of QF buildings and supporting infrastructure at Education City’s unique 15 million square metres campus. He is also a founding member of Msheireb Properties board of directors. “The organisation is dear to my heart, having been closely involved in its development since its inception. I am most grateful for the opportunity to continue this journey as we seek to implement Qatar’s National Vision 2030.”
Al Naimi has demonstrated a flair for strategic implementation and innovation, while helping foster the culture of quality and excellence throughout QF.
His will oversee Qatar Foundation Endowment, Qatar Foundation Investments and QF’s other joint ventures and initiatives.
“The time I have spent as Vice President of Administration has provided me with a valuable insight into the huge array of talent, expertise and potential QF possesses. As the organisation continues to refine its strategic objectives, I am very much looking forward to the challenge of serving as CEO of Qatar Foundation investments.”