Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Eng. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah has been appointed as Deputy Chairman and Board Member of Katara Hospitality in March 2021.

Currently he serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Qatari Diar. Eng. Al Attiyah has an extensive and vast work experience in many sectors in the country, where he started his career with Qatar Petroleum as Operations Engineer until 2011 when he moved to RasGas as a Senior Project Engineer and progressed in 2012 to Onshore Development and Planning Manager.

In 2014, Eng. Al Attiyah moved on to undertake new assignment as Acting Program Management Office Executive Director at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Followed by an assignment in 2015 as Director of the Technical Office at Public Works Authority “Ashghal” and progressed to Assistant President until 2018 when he was appointed as Vice Chairman of Qatar Primary Materials Company, before being appointed by the Board as acting CEO until early May 2018.

Eng. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah holds MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University, United Kingdom.

With a Master’s in Business Administration and over 16 years’ experience in Real Estate and Tourism, Salah Al Ghazali has a proven record of success in Investment, Strategy and Business Planning across various levels of management.

Salah’s current job profile as Vice President-Development Partnerships & Investor Relations at Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN), the executive arm of the government of Oman for the development of the tourism sector, provides him with wide exposure to the investments in various tourism and hospitality projects across Oman along with intelligence of major players in tourism , the prospective investment opportunities in this sector and high-level engagement with various stakeholders in the international hospitality business arena.

Before joining OMRAN, Al Ghazali was instrumental in successfully setting up, Majan Development Company SAOC (MDC) US$ 65 million, one of the first Islamic compliant Real Estate Companies in Oman -at a time when the Islamic compliant concept was not yet supported in the business domain. Working with MDC for 2 years allowed him to advance his expertise in Real Estate investments and deal with major international investors and players in the GCC market. His first major achievement as Business Development Manager at MDC was an investment transaction of US$15 million which yielded a 60% return.

Salah has built accumulative experience in investment after successful 8 years at The Public Authority for Investment Promotion & Export Development (Ithraa), which enabled him to create a strong professional network and cultivate excellent working relations with high ranking decision makers in the Government and other key companies in the private sector. The domain he focused primarily on was promoting FDI in the Real Estate & Tourism sector. During this stint, he led the investment strategy development team to identify opportunity sectors and potential projects in the Sultanate, in addition to successfully setting up partnerships between a number of international investors and local companies.

In addition to his active role at OMRAN, Salah is the acting Managing Director of Yiti Tourism Development Company SAOC, and Investment Manager in Iskan International Projects FZC a Ras Al Khaima based Real Estate Fund, both in which OMRAN has a stake. He also represents OMRAN as a Board Member & Audit Committee Member, in several Joint Ventures under OMRAN Group.

In 2016, Salah Graduated from the National CEO Program, an initiative being organised Under the patronage of the Diwan of Royal Court, aiming to develop the next generation of private sector Omani leaders and CEOs.

Dr. Abdulla Al Sayed a highly motivated and result oriented professional, brings more than 30 years’ experience in providing strategic leadership for companies by working with relevant stakeholders, senior management, and teams to achieve vision, mission and establish values along with plans and policies. Proven capability of leading, motivating and developing staff and ability to work across diverse teams with multicultural background in intra country programs. Proficiency in indicating of core business values and transforming them into measurable goals and KPI’s for Organizational growth.

He currently holds a position of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – Qatar with Qatari Diar, the Real estate investment Company.

He was in position of Chief Development & Project Delivery Officer - Asia & Africa Region with Qatari Diar, the Real estate investment Company till 31 December 2022.

He is specifically recognized for proactively leading all real estate activities with a focus on organizational and operational objectives. His skills are supported with strong background in site development, construction management, contracts negotiations, Lean Principles, acquisitions, due diligence, and other administrative services.

Responsible for optimizing global portfolios and reshaping strategic developments, Dr Abdulla established himself as an organized and a leader with exceptional skills; able to plan and oversee multiple projects, program from conception to successful delivery.

On the Academic front, he holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PHD) in Engineering Management from the College of Engineering, University of Qatar.

Prior to Joining Qatari Diar, Dr Abdulla was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Qatar University.

Shk. Hamad Bin Talal Al-Thani has been appointed as Chief Development & Project Delivery (Asia & Africa) in January 2023 and is also the Chairman of the Audit & Operation Committee of QDRH Oman. He has been serving as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of New Giza (one of Egypt’s Leading Real Estate Development) since April 2018. With over 14 years of experience in real estate development and general management, Shk. Hamad has held various management positions in multiple markets since joining Qatari Diar in 2009. He has a deep understanding of the operational and strategic needs of the company.

Shk. Hamad Bin Talal Al-Thani holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Business from Middlesex University – United Kingdom.

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Tayeb is currently working as Chief of Investments at the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company in which he manages a portfolio of 35 billion USD. Mr. Ahmed Tayeb started his career with the Qatari Special Forces - Ministry of Interior in the Communications and Operations Department for seven years.

After that he joined the Ras Gas Company for six years, worked on a number of its projects, then joined the Amiri Diwan to work on projects for two years, and before joining Qatari Diar Company he worked for two years in the Project Management Office of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

Prior to that Mr. Ahmed Tayeb managed the family's business. He is also a chairman and member of several boards of directors of a group of companies inside the country. Mr. Ahmed holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Denver in the United States

Fahad AlAsmakh brings more than 24 years’ experience of working with contracts in the oil and gas, construction, civil, infrastructure and consultancy sectors covering tendering, technical /commercial evaluations, contracts administration, claims, disputes, and project management with a number of leading companies within Qatar.

He currently holds the position of Chief Procurement Officer in Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and having also worked for Qatar Petroleum, he brings a wealth of industry experience, transferable skills, competencies, and work environment expertise.

Mr. AlAsmakh graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, US, in December 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mr. AlAsmakh’s academic background together with his work experience – and the caliber of organizations he has been employed by – give him a very solid foundation within the contracts sector.

Throughout his career, Mr. AlAsmakh has also displayed a commitment to 'lifelong learning' by undertaking numerous vocational courses and seminars.

For him, contracts and their correct execution is of paramount importance.

Dr. Bader currently serves as Vice President Assurance for Upstream, Projects & Alterative Energy with OQ, an integrated energy company in Oman. He has over 10 years of professional experience in management, design, construction of Oil & Gas development and power generation projects. He earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nottingham, MSc and PhD in energy related studies from Cranfield University, UK.

Eng. Eid Hamad Al Qahtani, PMP certified, holds MSc in Mechanical Engineering from university of Ottawa, Ontario Canada with over 18 years of experience in Engineering and project management. Eng. Al Qahtani has extensive and vast work experience in many sectors such as the oil and gas industry and the infrastructure projects. Eng. Al Qahtani has managed multiple iconic oil & Gas and infrastructure projects, managed multi-national project and design teams as well as many construction/commissioning contractors from various countries.

Eng. Al Qahtani was a senior project Engineer in QP offshore technical department where he assumed many responsibilities of managing oil and gas related project within the department. Eng. Al Qahtani was then appointed as a project manger who managed many projects in Qatar foundation where he delivered many academic projects such as the faculty of islamic studies and was in charge of designing the education city stadium, one of the eight venues for Qatar 2022 world cup. After that Eng. Al Qahtani was appointed as the Project Director for the Education City Stadium within the supreme committee of delivery and legacy where he was in charge of the whole project portfolio.

Currently employed by Qatari Diar as the Director for Development and Project Delivery (Oman and Tajikistan) and also appointed as the CEO and board member for Qatari Diar Ras Al Hadd Development Company (QDRH) in Oman.