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  • QSTP technovate

    Introducing QSTP technovate discussion platform for the first time in Qatar

    Expand your knowledge and your networks!

    QSTP technovate will bring you the hottest topics and distinguished speakers on startups, product/services development, innovation and commercialization.

    Join us in this new series of events and engage –in a relaxed atmosphere- with industry stars from all over the world; people who have been there, did that, and went through the peaks and troughs to bring their ideas to life.

    Get to meet more people, more entrepreneurs, more innovators and get inspired!

  • Check out the Blog

    Do you want to read more on innovation and tech-entrepreneurship? Check out the blog of our Managing Director, Dr Maher Hakim.

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Managing Director

Dr Maher Hakim

Dr. Hakim is a sought-out expert and educator in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship financing, venture capital, and M&A in the tech industry.

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Hamad Al-Ibrahim

    As Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), Dr. Al-Ibrahim has contributed significantly to developing the 5-year business plan of QF R&D and its research entities.

  • Dr. Hassan R. Al-Derham

    Dr. Hassan Al-Derham

    Dr. Hassan Al-Derham is the Vice President for Research at Qatar University since June 2007. Before that he served in several positions at QU including Associate VP for Research and Head of Civil Engineering.

  • Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

    Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

    Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa was appointed as CEO in September 2013 in Qatar Development Bank and brings extensive experience in the SME and the private sector and field of entrepreneurship.

  • Dr. Hassan R. Al-Derham

    Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi

    General Manager at Qatar Electricity and Water Company. Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering on 1980 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

  • Dr. Nasser AL-Mohannadi

    Dr. Nasser Al-Mohannadi

    Dr. Nasser AL-Mohannadi is the Research and Technology Center Manager at Qatar Petroleum with responsibilities to plan and execute R&D needs for existing and new business ...

  • Robert Nelsen

    Robert Nelsen

    Robert Nelsen is a co-founder and a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners. He joined ARCH at its founding and played a significant role in the early sourcing, financing and development of more than thirty companies, ...

  • Pekka SOINI

    Pekka SOINI

    Mr Pekka Soini is Director General, CEO of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency Innovation. Prior to his current position at Tekes, Pekka headed Corporate Development Office (CDO) at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) ...


  • Director

    Khaled Al Remithi

    Director, Communications

    Al Remithi is responsible for developing and implementing QSTP’s strategic Communication plans both for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Director

    Haya Al Ghanim

    Director, Innovation

    Haya’s career has been focused on enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their potential.

  • Ahmed Al Said

    Ahmed Al Said

    Director, Operations and Development

    Al-Said is responsible for providing strategic guidance and professional management in relation to all aspects of the capital development, infrastructure and operations of QSTP

  • Dr Danny Ramadan

    Technology Investment Advisor
    & Acting Strategic Research Director

    Danny is responsible for managing the portfolio of applied technology development programs funded by QSTP. Additionally, he oversees the operation of the QSTP Incubator....