Qatar Foundation appoints executive vice-president
Dr Al Ibrahim will contribute to QF’s mission by advancing and promoting its research initiatives
The Qatar Foundation has appointed Dr Hamad Al Ibrahim as executive vice-president of research and development.
Dr Al Ibrahim will contribute to QF's mission by evolving and promoting its research initiatives.
The new appointment is a vital aspect of Qatar's projected transformation to a knowledge-based economy, as outlined in the 2030 National Vision.
Al Ibrahim has contributed to developing a five-year business plan, initial performance monitoring system, and portfolio analysis of QF R&D and its research bodies, having served as director of planning and strategic initiatives at Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D).
He said that the team “is ready to work with partners within QF and stakeholders beyond to strengthen Qatar’s R&D talent and capacities so that we can together succeed in creating an R&D ecosystem that will contribute to solving the country’s challenges and help transform it into a knowledge economy” The Peninsula reports.
Before joining QF in 2012, Al Ibrahim worked on designing QNRS as part of the RAND think-tank team, where he led the health component discussion of the strategy.
At RAND Qatar Policy Institute, he gained international experience in developing public policies, working as a research project manager and associate analyst.
He also worked with the Supreme Council for Health to develop a services framework for clinical service planning and on two projects of Qatar National Food Security Programme to develop budget for its master plan and support human resources planning through the engagement of key stakeholders.