Board of Governors
Qatar Academy is part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation is governed by the Executive Board of Directors, which serve as the governing authority that appoints the Board of Governors for Qatar Academy. The Qatar Academy Board of Governors approves the budget for submission to Qatar Foundation and hires the Director of the School. The Board also develops the policies of Qatar Academy that provide guidance to the school's administration in areas of curriculum, personnel and student affairs.
The Board and the school's senior administrators meet monthly throughout the school year to deal with major management issues and to affirm its commitment to provide the highest possible standard of education to its students.
Board of Governors
Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
Qatar Academy Board of Governors Chairman
Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum as a student studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (PENN STATE) in August 1986. In 1991 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSC) in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.
Immediately after graduation, he joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department where he progressed through various petroleum engineering technical and supervisory positions. He then became the Manager of Gas Development responsible for North Field management and development, where he and his team played a key role in the rapid launch of many mega gas projects, based on the most up-to date technologies, and were implemented in record time making a major contribution towards Qatar's rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world; as well as, several large Gas pipeline projects domestically and for export.
He was appointed in 2006 as the Director of the Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate where he was overseeing all of Qatar’s Oil & gas management and development as well as all exploration activities. In September 2014 Mr. Al-Kaabi was appointed as the Managing Director of QP.
He is married and is blessed with five boys. The oldest son is 21 years old who is studying in the USA attended Qatar Academy (QA) since its inception in 1996. Currently the other 4 boys are attending QA.
Professor S. AlQaradawi is currently a Professor of Organic Chemistry at Qatar University. She has been a member of Qatar Academy's Board of Directors since 2005. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with High Honors from Qatar University and her PhD from University of Reading, United Kingdom. She served as Dean for College of Arts & Sciences for about five years. During her deanship she guided the College towards a number of significant milestones. Two of the Science programs received an international accreditation. Additionally, her tenure produced the International Affairs Program, Pharmacy Program, the degree programs B.Sc. Environmental Science, and BA in Social Work. She has received the prestigious William Fulbright Award as visiting Scholar at Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA in 2011/2012. Professor Siham AlQaradawi is the author of more than 20 academic papers in organic and environmental chemistry. Her research interest is mainly about environmental issues and challenges in the gulf area.
Mr. Abdullah Al Khalifa
Mr. Al Khalifa had just received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University when he joined Qatar National Bank (QNB) in 1996 as an Account Officer in the Marketing Department. A veteran of numerous courses and conferences here and abroad, he now serves as the General Manager - Corporate Banking for QNB and Chief Executive Officer of QNB Capital where his immense contribution has helped QNB expand its services and market share in the banking industry.
Ms. Reem Al-Mansoori, Ms. Al-Mansoori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Qatar University and earned her Master's degree in Computational Intelligence from the University of Plymouth in United Kingdom. She is currently leads the e-Inclusion team at ictQatar where she works to develop a digital inclusive society across Qatar. Her wealth of experience has made her an expert in the fields of e-Literacy and ICT development.
Mr. Ali Sultan Al-Sultan Alhajri
Mr. Ali Sultan Al-Sultan Alhajri has the distinction of becoming the first Qatari Certified Public Accountant. He grew up in the desert herding camels with his uncle and after teaching himself the basics of Arabic and English, started elementary school at the age of twenty. With hard work and determination, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He is now retired but remains active as a Board Member of the Qatar Mice Development Institute (QMDI) and the Gulf Organization of Accounting and Auditing for the GCC States (GCCAAO), which he founded in 1998.
C. Todd Kent, Ph.D.
Dr. Todd Kent is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and a Political Science professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Kent formerly served as the Liberal Arts Program Coordinator at TAMUQ. He has an extensive background in public opinion research, political consulting, and has conducted hundreds of research studies for corporate and political clients. His academic research interests include presidential foreign policy decision-making, political risk-taking and the relationship between religion and international relations.