Dr Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Executive Vice President of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP).
The announcement was made by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).
As a member of QF, QSTP aims to deliver economic diversification and home-grown technologies that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world. The decision has been taken in order to enhance research and innovation, while supporting QF’s mission of creating a knowledge-based economy.
It was also announced that the following board members are to remain in place for a further three years: Dr Hassan Al-Derham, President of Qatar University; Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, CEO of Qatar Development Bank; Fahad bin Hamad Al-Mohannadi, General Manager of Qatar Electricity & Water Company; Dr Nasser S. Al-Mohannadi, Manager of Research and Technology Center at Qatar Petroleum; Robert Nelsen, Co-Founder andManaging Director of ARCH Venture Partners; and Pekka Soini, Director General of Tekes.
Home to more than 40 multi-national companies including, General Electric, Microsoft, Siemens, Shell, ExxonMobil, Maersk, and Qatar Petroleum, QSTP comprises 45,000 square metres of offices, laboratories, and business facilities on 120 hectares of designated land.