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Faisal M.Alsuwaidi
President of Research and Development

Faisal M.Alsuwaidi is the President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).

Mr Alsuwaidi is responsible for all of QF's activities relating to scientific research and development, including projects that fall under Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). Additionally, Mr Alsuwaidi oversees the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS), thus ensuring the growth of scientific research in Qatar.

Mr Alsuwaidi's illustrious career has included leadership roles at Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), and a longstanding tenure as Vice Chairman and CEO of Qatargas.

During his tenure at Qatargas, Mr Alsuwaidi oversaw the construction and realization of Qatargas LNG trains 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as the Laffan Refinery. The LNG trains are the largest in the world, while Laffan is also the largest condensate refinery in the world. During this period,

Mr Alsuwaidi also oversaw the construction of the largest LNG carrier fleet in the world, which consisted of 56 ships. Mr Alsuwaidi has a degree in business management from Merton Technical College at Wimbledon in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Hamad Al-Ibrahim
Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Dr. Al-Ibrahim joined Qatar Foundation in 2012 and served as Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), Dr. Al-Ibrahim has contributed significantly to developing the 5-year business plan of QF R&D and its research entities.

Before joining QF in 2012, Dr. Al-Ibrahim had worked on designing the Qatar National Research Strategy as part of the RAND Think-tank team, where he led the Health component discussion of the strategy. While at RAND Qatar Policy Institute, he gained international experience in developing public policies working as a Research Project Manager and an Associate Analyst.

Dr. Al-Ibrahim also worked with the Supreme Council for Health to develop a clinical services framework for clinical service planning. He also worked on two projects for the Qatar National Food Security Program to develop the budget for its master plan and to support human resources planning through the engagement of key stakeholders.

Dr. Al-Ibrahim serves as a Board member of ESCWA Technology Centre Board of Governance and as a National Coordinator of the MENA Innovation Dashboard. Dr. Al-Ibrahim has a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Executive M.B.A. from HEC Paris and currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Public Policy at King's College