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, Cofounder and Managing 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.

For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, visit qf.org.qa.