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.

  • HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ABDULLA AL KUBAISI

    His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al-Kubaisi is a member of the Board of Directors at Msheireb Properties.

    Dr. Al-Kubaisi’s earlier assignments included Principal Advisor to Qatar Foundation, leading the conceptual development of Qatar Science and Technology Park as its Chairman until 2007, and serving as the Dean of the College of Science at Qatar University.

    He also serves on the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation and Qtel.

    Dr. Al-Kubaisi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Qatar University and Masters of Science in Chemistry from A&T State University in North Carolina in 1983. He earned his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of London in 1988.

  • ENGINEER SAAD AL MUHANNADI

    Eng. Saad Al Muhannadi is a member of the Board of Directors at Msheireb Properties.

    Eng. Al Muhannadi also executes the role of Vice President of Capital Projects and Facilities of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development. The Capital Projects and Facilities Division oversees the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Education City campus sprawled over 14 million square meters, and its supporting infrastructure.

    Eng. Al Muhannadi oversees the development of various other multimillion dollar Education City projects including Qatar Science and Technology Park, a new Convention Center, and Sidra Medical and Research Center.

    With over 14 years of distinguished service, Eng. Al Muhannadi has served in a series of leadership and managerial positions as Project Manager, Assistant Director and Director in the Capital Projects Department of QF.

    Prior to his work at QF, Eng. Saad Al Muhannadi held leading managerial positions at the Qatar Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture. As Head of the Design Development section, he developed guidelines and regulations for urban development throughout Qatar. Prior to this he worked as Assistant Head and Head of the West Bay Planning Unit, overseeing all planning activities for the West Bay area.

    Eng. Saad Al Muhanadi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami (US).

  • RASHID AL-NAIMI

    Mr. Rashid Al-Naimi is the Vice President of Administration at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Qatar Foundation aims to unlock human potential through its 3 pillars of Education, Science and Research and Community Development and thereby helping the State of Qatar transform from a Carbon Economy to a Knowledge Economy.

    Holding a diverse portfolio of responsibilities, Mr. Al –Naimi oversees the Shared Services Organization in Qatar Foundation that includes the Finance, Human Resources, Business Improvement, Information Technology, Procurement and Support Services Directorates. Additionally, he is the residing Chairman of MEEZA, Gulf Bridge International, Mazaya Qatar and board member across a number companies including Vodafone Qatar, Al Khaliji Bank, Msheireb Properties and Mannai.

    Mr. Al-Naimi has featured in several major publications and has been a key speaker at a number of events including QITCOM and MEIRC. He has been recognized by his peers for his contributions and has been the recipient of the “Innovative Leader of the Year Award” at the 2nd Annual Financial Thought Leaders Forum and the “Most Society Impacting Network Award” from CISCO for the implementation of an ‘Internet Protocol-based solution based on Cisco's IP Next-Generation Network architecture, which benefits society and provides the ability to collaborate in community building.’

    Mr. Al-Naimi’s career has developed over the past twenty five years.  He is a natural leader and has maintained roles in Senior Management for over a decade.  Prior to joining Qatar Foundation, Mr. Al-Naimi was the Manager of Human Resources for RasGas Company Limited.

    Mr. Al-Naimi's breadth of experience encompasses a wide spectrum of the business lifecycle from conception, to production, from supply chain, to delivering cost effective world class products and services.  He holds an outstanding record for performance in delivering successful restructuring and turn-around programs by creating team oriented environments that focus on continuous improvement to increase shareholder value.

    He holds a passion for delivering on commitments and believes that people are the greatest asset.

    Mr. Al-Naimi has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Indiana State University, USA and continues to drive for personal and professional excellence.


  • SALAH AL JAIDAH

    Salah Al Jaidah recently joined Deutsche Bank as Vice Chairman of the Middle East and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank AG (QFC) Branch. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank AG he had been at Qatar Islamic Bank, 4th largest Islamic Bank in the world, for over 5 years where he occupied the position of Chief Executive Officer.

    He developed and implemented corporate strategy of the bank and transformed Qatar Islamic Bank into one of the leading international Islamic institution of the world, he significantly improved financial performance of the bank resulting in exceptionally high growth in assets, deposits and net income of the bank in the last five years.

    Earlier from 2005 - 2004, Mr. Al Jaidah was the General Manager of Doha Bank, as principal executive officer, oversaw all functional areas of the bank, the third largest bank in Qatar. Defined and successfully implemented Bank's corporate strategy.

    From 1987 until 2000, Mr. Al Jaidah held several senior positions at Commercial Bank, the second largest bank in Qatar. The last position being Assistant General Manager Corporate Banking / Chief Lending Officer (1994-2000) with the responsibility of heading corporate, commercial and correspondent banking division.

    Mr Al Jaidah completed his BBA in Finance and Marketing from Texas Christian University and also studied Advanced Management Programme at Oxford Business School.

  • HIS EXCELLENCY SHEIKH MOHAMED AHMED ALTHANI

    His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Althani is a former Minister of Qatar's Economy and Commerce during the period from December 2003 till March 2006.

    Prior to that, Sheikh Mohamed spent a significant part of his career for more than (17 years) in the oil and gas industry mainly with Qatar Petroleum, RasGas and QatarGas, during which he occupied several senior positions especially in marketing of gas, refined products and petrochemicals for Qatar Petroleum. He was the lead negotiator for all the early long term LNG sales contracts with Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Italy and Spain. Through his writings and papers presented, he brought a wealth of insight into the oil and gas industries. Today, he is active as an international consultant in the field of energy and renewables.

    During his tenure as Minister, Sheikh Mohamed had an active leading role in several domestic and international issues pertaining to trade liberalization within the WTO and the free trade negotiations with several bilateral Qatari partners. Domestically, he initiated and executed a program of economic and trade reforms that included the production and monitoring of economic indicators for the country, balance between the fiscal and monitory policies, reforms within the monitory and operational aspects of the Qatari Stock exchange, revamp of the main Qatari commercial laws, restructuring the Ministry to operate electronically with a one stop shop of services which led to cutting the lead time to obtain a complete commercial registration from 1 month to 1 hour, and lastly, he managed to certify the Ministry with an ISO certification as the first within the Qatari public sector to receive such accreditation. Moreover, Sheikh Mohamed initiated two major projects; the Qatari free zone legislation and the formation of Qatar Financial Centre till its full operation. While at the Ministry He held several positions including the Chairman of Qatar Financial Centre Authority, Chairman of the Doha Securities Market, Chairman of the Measurement and Specifications Authority, Chairman of Qatar International Exhibitions Centre and a board member of the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investments.

    His main activities now are consulting, research in the energy sector, the GCC political economy at which he is a visiting fellow at Oxford Centre for Islamic studies. He is a board member of Qatar Foundation Endowment Fund and Chairman of Qatar foundation Al Khor Academy. A board member of the London Business School Global Advisory board as well as Duke University.

    His academic studies span from a BAA in Industrial Management and Supervision with minor in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, a Senior Executive program from London Business School and a Global MBA from Duke University.

    His first book on the Arab Spring and the Gulf states will be published this year.

  • NORMAN LYLE

    Norman Lyle OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Board of Directors at Msheireb Properties.

    He is an Independent Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, and is a Supervisor of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited.

    He is also an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited.

    From 1997 to his retirement in 2005, Mr Lyle was Group Finance Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited. During this time he was also a Director of Hongkong Land Limited, Mandarin Oriental Limited and Dairy Farm Limited. From 2002 to 2004 he also held the post of Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

    Prior to 1997 he worked in the UK, Malaysia and Kenya for ICI PLC where he was Group Treasurer before becoming General Manager, Finance of Zeneca Group on its demerger from ICI PLC in 1993.

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  • ENG. ABDULLA AL-MEHSHADI
    Eng. Abdulla Al-Mehshadi is the Chief Executive Officer of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation.

    Prior to Joining Msheireb Properties, Al-Mehshadi held a number of senior positions including the Managing Director and Technical Affairs Director of the Private Engineering Office (PEO). He also worked as a Consultant to the Ministry of Environment where he advised on waste management and recycling, a concept close to the heart of Msheireb Properties’ commitment to sustainability. 

    Abdulla Al-Mehshadi also held key positions at Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) where he was the Technical Manager of the first Melamine plant project in Qatar during the different phases of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning and was later promoted to Maintenance Manager. 

    Al-Mehshadi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Huddersfield in the UK.

  • MR. SALEM MOHAMMED AL MARRI

    Salem Mohammed Al Marri is the Chief Financial Officer of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation.

    Al Marri has 16 years of experience in economy, accounting, auditing and management in various government entities and private companies. Prior to Joining Msheireb Properties, Al Marri worked as the AGM of Finance Group at Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB). He also spent the first three years of his professional career working in multiple departments at QIB.

    Previously, Al Marri also held key positions at Qatar Mining Company as Finance Director. For more than a decade, he worked at the State Audit Bureau first as an auditor in Oil and Gas Division and later as Head of Companies Control Division. During this time, Al Marri was sent on secondment to Deloitte Middle East, Moore Stephens (London) and Qatar Mawashi Company where, as Investment and Finance Director, he played a key role in developing Mawashi  financial performance.

    At Msheireb Properties, Mr. Al Marri is responsible for budgeting and  financial planning, control and reporting, Investment Appraisals, Funding & Investment strategy, and Treasury. Al Marri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Qatar at 1997.

  • MR. C. S. CHANDRASEKARAN

    C.S. Chandrasekaran, the Chief Officer - Development and Asset Management for Msheireb Properties has a multifaceted work profile. From managing the economics of a company to a very rich professional experience in General Administration and Management, Chandrasekaran is adept at feasibility studies, financial analysis and business planning, translating into managing success for every project he handles.

    Over 25 years of experience has enriched his expertise in all areas of Finance particularly investment strategy and funding, project financing, negotiations, joint ventures, setting up business ventures in new territories, contracts and agreements, structuring deals, organisational structuring, treasury and risk management, IPOs, cross border tax planning. Chandrasekaran had the opportunity to work on different types of real estate development like Townships, Mixed use, Hotels, Condominium, Serviced Apartments, Industrial Estate, Shopping Centers, Schools, Clubs..Etc.

    At Msheireb Properties, Chandrasekaran is responsible for financial planning, control and reporting, Investment Appraisals, Funding & Investment strategy, Treasury & Risk Management, Corporate Services, Procurement and IT.

    Before Msheireb Properties, Chandrasekaran has held senior management positions with Blue Chip Companies in Dubai, Bangkok, Jakarta and India.

    A Chartered Accountant, Chandrasekaran holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Madras University, India.

  • MR. OMAR SAUDI

    Omar Saudi is a seasoned real-estate and marketing professional whose experience spans over some of the region's largest property developers.

    Prior to joining Msheireb Properties, Omar held a number of senior positions with various Dubai Holding subsidiaries. As Sales and Marketing Director at Dubai Industrial City, part of TECOM, he was responsible for reengineering the sales and marketing functions across all product portfolios, product development and refocusing the company's business model. Omar also held the position of Marketing Director for Tatweer and its real-estate subsidiary where he was tasked with devising the overall brand and marketing strategy as well as defining project visions. He also oversaw the PR, CRM, crisis communication, research and budgeting functions.

    Earlier at Emaar, Omar oversaw the overall marketing and brand management of a number of well known projects including Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, and The Greens. He also spearheaded the company's foray into international markets, including leading the launch of such megaprojects as King Abdullah Economic City.
    Omar was also the Regional Marketing Manager at Showtime (Viacom) and Senior Account Manager at the advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi.

    Omar holds a degree in Automotive Engineering (BEng) from the University of Loughborough in the UK.

  • MS. MARYAM AL-MANSOORI

    With a blend of business acumen and a wealth of expertise in Human Resource Management, Maryam Al-Mansoori brings in fresh, vibrant energy to Msheireb Properties. Her competence solidly supports the company's aim of becoming a high performing real estate organization with a reputation for its workforce stability that fosters the best talents in the industry.

    As HR Director, Maryam plays a key role in preparing a comprehensive HR strategy consistent with the long term vision of Msheireb Properties. One of her responsibilities is to advise the Top Management on people strategies and recommendations, evaluate and formulate policies relating to company personnel and supervise every aspect of employee relations.

    Maryam has previously handled highly challenging positions including Acting Deputy Manager (HR site), Head of Workforce Planning & HR Systems, Senior Workforce Planning Specialist, Senior Planning Analyst, and Network Analyst at RasGas Company Limited.

    She graduated from the University of Qatar with BSc in Computer Science in 2001.She was team leader in the Organising Committee of the Group77 and China Second South Summit. She is also a volunteer with the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences, under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Maryam's commitment to continuous learning helped her earn the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Maryam's personal aspiration of creating astute, globally renowned Qatari business people and pioneers of tomorrow ensures her free time is taken up mentoring and guiding the youth.

  • MR. GAMAL ELDIN ALI ELTOM

    Gamal eldin Ali Eltom serves as the Legal Affairs Counsel for Msheireb Properties, continuing an impressive career as a Legal Counsel for companies spanning Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Qatar, which helped him specialise in region-specific legal issues in Construction Law and Real Estate.

    Most recently, Gamal worked in Qatar Petroleum Legal Department as Senior Counsel, where his duties include providing legal advice on Qatari Law, specialise in Real estate contracts, construction and building contracts, employment contracts and review and drafting legal documents. Gamal represented Qatar Petroleum at the Qatari Civil and Criminal Courts, and at Local and Foreign Arbitration Tribunals.

    Prior to his three years at Qatar Petroleum, Gamal served as Legal Advisor for the Arab Engineering Bureau in Doha. He advised on the firm's external engineering activities and transactions, and internally, on Qatar's labour laws, office Regulation and International Labour Organisation treaties.

    Gamal's wide-range of experience comprises working with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, Sudan Future Care and the Sudanese Legal Aid and Consultancy Center. He is a member of the Charter Institute of Arbitrators in London, a member of the World Jurists Association and an honoured member of the 'WHO's WHO Historical Society' for 2008, a member of Sudanese Lawyers Association in Doha.

    Gamal received his LLB from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Arbitration and an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration, from Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom.

    Gamal is the author of Arabic Legal references:

    • Legal Organization of Engineering Professions and Construction Activities under the Qatari Law, Dar Elnahda Alarbia, 2009;
    • Sudanese Legislation and Human Rights, Cairo Institute for Human rights, 2007
  • MR. MOHAMMED MASOOUD JARALLAH AL-MARRI

    As part of his role as a Chief Officer – Design & Delivery at Msheireb Properties, Mr. Al Marri has overall responsibility for project management and administration of Msheireb Properties' major projects, touching on areas of costing, contracting, procurement, financial control/ analysis and project feasibility. His long and varied management background also allows him to contribute positively to the day to day management and long term strategic direction of the company as a member of the senior management team.

    Mr. Al Marri brings a strong international project management background of over 17 years out of those 14 years in the Oil & Gas industry where he directed several major multibillion dollar projects to completion. In 2007, he brought his considerable project management skills and knowledge to the real estate business at Nakheel, one of Dubai's pre-eminent real estate investment companies.

    Mr. Al Marri also has a strong international business perspective as a result of 10 years working abroad in both Asia and the GCC. He has a strong record of managing projects from initial concept, design, and development through to completion, including sales and marketing post project.

    Mr. Al Marri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami, USA, and has continued enhancing his personal and career development by successfully completing occupational and professional training programs.

  • MR. DAVID CHARLES INCHES

    David Charles Inches is the Chief Officer – Commercial of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and the developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world's first sustainable urban regeneration project.

    He brings to Msheireb Properties a wealth of experience, having managed large, multi-site, mixed use developments and leading property and retail companies in both regional and international markets.

    David was previously the head of commercial and mixed use property management at Aldar, in Abu Dhabi, where he managed five project openings, developed property management business plans and tested a new development control process, while collaborating with architects on all operational strategies.

    In Saudi Arabia, David was the General Manager of Al Faisaliah Mall and Office Complex in Riyadh where he was responsible for project management, facility management, leasing and marketing functions.

    Prior to relocating to the Gulf, David worked with some of the biggest names in real estate and retail in the UK, including FDP Savills, BAA McArthur Glen, Makro and British Home Stores.