Board of Directors

  • HE Mr Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud

    HE Mr Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud

    Chairman

    His Excellency Mansoor Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud was appointed Chief Executive Officer of QIA in September 2018. Under his oversight, QIA has pivoted its investment strategy to have a greater focus on diversification and on investments that have clear ESG goals. His Excellency has also overseen the adoption of a new operating model. Prior to his appointment at QIA, HE Al-Mahmoud was the CEO of Qatar Museums, where he led the opening of the National Museum of Qatar. His previous roles include being CEO of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Director of Investment Affairs for HE the Former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Head of Risk Management at QIA. HE Al-Mahmoud holds a number of government and board roles, including Vice-Chairman of Qatar Exchange; Vice-Chairman of Qatar Airways; Vice-Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority; Special Advisor to Qatar Museums’ Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani; and board member for Volkswagen Group, QNB, Qatari Diar, Qatar Financial Centre, Doha Venture Capital, the Doha Film Institute and Hamad Bin Khalifa University. HE Al-Mahmoud holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from George Washington University in the US.

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  • HE Mr Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji

    HE Mr Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji

    Deputy Chairman

    His Excellency Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, has been appointed as the Chairman of Oatar Tourism, by Amiri Decision No. (85 of 2023), effective from October 22, 2023. Mr. Saad bin Ali Al Kharji has extensive experience gained through important administrative positions in the country.

    Prior to his current role, HE Mr. Saad was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Qatar Tourism on July 4, 2023, by Amiri Decision No. (50 of 2023).

    HE Mr. Saad also served as Director of the Prime Minister’s Office and Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in March 2023. In addition, HE held the position of Director of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2016 and served as the Director of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for International Cooperation Affairs from 2014.

    In 2008, HE Mr. Saad served as the Secretary to the Director of the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he was appointed as the Director of the Office of the President of the National Council of Culture.

    HE Mr. Saad graduated from Qatar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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  • Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

    Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

    Board Member

    Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani was appointed as Board Member of Katara Hospitality in March 2021. Currently, Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani is the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar’s Investment Promotion Agency. 

    Previously, Sheikh Ali was the Director of the State of Qatar’s Office to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he oversaw negotiations and standing committees in the WTO related to Market Access, Agriculture, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Subsidies and other key areas. Moreover, he was elected by consensus as Chairman of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS) Committee in 2017, which is responsible for one of the principal legal agreements of the WTO. In his role as Chairman, he oversaw the regular functioning of the committee, and was involved in the ongoing Investment Facilitation working group discussions. Sheikh Ali also served as the Commercial Attaché to Qatar’s permanent mission to the United Nations, covering negotiations and standing committees in the UNCTAD and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, as well as an Executive Master’s in international Negotiation & Policy-Making from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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  • Mr Fahad Abdullah Al Mana

    Mr Fahad Abdullah Al Mana

    Board Member

    Fahad Abdulla Al Mana has been a Board Member of Katara Hospitality since July 2019. 

    A Qatari National holding a degree in business Administration from Qatar University majoring in Finance and Accounting. 

    He joined Qatar Investment Authority in 2010, currently over senior member of the Local Portfolio Department with a focus on Corporate Governance and Real Estate. Have been a member of the Board of Directors of Nebras Power since 2014.

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  • Mr Mohamed Abdulrazaq Al-Hashmi

    Mr Mohamed Abdulrazaq Al-Hashmi

    Board Member

    Mr. Mohamed Abdulrazaq Al-Hashmi was appointed as Board Member of Katara Hospitality in March 2021.

    Al-Hashmi is the Post Acquisition Director of the Real Estate Department of QIA, where he oversees post-acquisition asset management in the real estate sector. Prior to this, Al-Hashmi was a Manager of the Real Estate Department of QIA and an Associate of the Real Estate Department of QIA.

    Al-Hashmi is responsible for the management of QIA’s real estate portfolio and is primarily focused on preserving capital investments and creating value through value added opportunities by conducting asset valuation, market research, analysing macro and micro drivers of the economy, and also managing QIA’s property and asset managers actively and growing the relationship with existing partners. 

    Al-Hashmi graduated from Qatar University with a Major in Finance and Minor in Marketing.

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  • Dr Abdulrahman Mohammed Yousuf Jolo

    Dr Abdulrahman Mohammed Yousuf Jolo

    Board Member

    Dr. Abdulrahman Mohammed Yousuf Jolo has been appointed as a board member at Katara Hospitality effective April 2024.

    Currently serving as Deputy Undersecretary for Financial Policies at the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Jolo embarked on his professional journey in 2009 at Shell Energy as an engineer. Transitioning to the Ministry of Finance in 2014, he initially served as an advisor in the research and studies department, progressing to the role of Director of the Financial Policies Department in 2015.

    Beyond his governmental duties, Dr. Jolo holds board memberships at QNB Group and the Qatar Financial Markets Authority. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas A&M in Qatar in 2009, and later pursued master’s degrees from the University of Curtin and HEC Paris. His academic journey culminated in a Ph.D. from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, showcasing his commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.

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  • HE Mr Rachid Mohamed Rachid

    HE Mr Rachid Mohamed Rachid

    Board Member

    Rachid Mohamed Rachid is a prominent Egyptian entrepreneur with investments around the world and is the former Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment to Egypt. Rachid is currently the Founder of Alsara Investment Group, the Chairman of Valentino and the Chairman of Balmain; two of the leading luxury fashion companies in the world. Rachid is also the Founder of Bidayat, an international investment company, which supports creative entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean region.

    Rachid earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alexandria in and an Advanced Management Diploma from the Harvard Business School. Rachid was the President of Unilever North Africa, which led several of Unilever’s largest international companies across the globe. Rachid was also the Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt and was the first international businessman to hold an Egyptian cabinet post in recent history. Rachid played a significant role in the liberalization of Egypt’s economy, successfully implementing major reforms that strengthened the country’s core industrial sectors and attracted significant foreign investment. During his tenure, Egypt’s annual industrial growth surpassed 20% and yearly exports tripled in value.

    Rachid is a holder of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” presented to him by the president of the Italian Republic and is currently a board member of the Katara Hospitality Group in Qatar and the co-Chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth University Advisory Committee in Doha.

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