Mr Hamad Mohammed Al Kuwari Managing Director
Hamad Al Kuwari is the Managing Director of Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), a member of Qatar Foundation.
Mr. Al Kuwari is responsible for driving the growth of technology development within the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS); Energy, Environment, Information Communication Technologies and Health Sciences. Additionally, he takes a lead role in identifying opportunities for synergy between the various members of Qatar Science & Technology Park, which is increasingly engaging in QNRS-driven activities; as well as liaising with governmental agencies on areas of research collaboration.
Prior to joining QSTP, Mr Al Kuwari was responsible for the reliability of the ORYX GTL plant in Qatar, with a remit that included oversight of the maintenance support section of the plant. His professional background also includes a key role at Qatar Petroleum, where his project management skills were honed from a rich experience in both offshore projects, and the major projects department.
Hamad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McNeese State University in Louisiana, USA, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Qatar University. Al Kuwari is on the Joint Advisory Board (JAB) of Texas A&M Qatar and Qatar Foundation, which was established in May 2003.
Hamad is an accomplished public speaker, and is fluent in both Arabic and English.