Abdulla Hamad Al-Misnad is currently occupying the position, Head of the Executive Office of H.E. The Prime Minister. He has previously worked as the Deputy CEO of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), where he led and oversaw QFZA’s business development, this is in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of Doha Venture Capital (DVC), the global venture capital arm of Qatar Free Zones. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council, Advisory Board member of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPAQ). He also served as a Board member of the Qatari DIAR, a real estate company that manages projects including Lusail City, the 38 sq. km. smart city development.
Before joining QFZA, Abdulla served as the Director of the Ministry of Finance’s Public Projects Department, overseeing the State of Qatar’s $200bn infrastructure budget. Prior to this, he worked for Shell leading carbon and energy efficiency projects.
Abdulla began his career as an engineer at ExxonMobil and a fellow with Qatar Science and Technology Park, and subsequently ran several successful startups in the energy and healthcare sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Economics from Stanford University, and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).