Our Management

We are passionate about developing an open ecosystem for innovation in Qatar!

Yosouf Saleh

Executive Director

Yosouf Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Salehi joined Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) as Executive Director in October, 2018. Yosouf brings a wealth of expertise to this senior leadership role from the fields of tech development and research.

Over the past 24 years, Yosouf has held technical, management and research positions in the oil and gas industry in Qatar, starting his career in 1997 as a quality controller at Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) before rapidly progressing to leadership positions.

In 2007, he joined the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) – an anchor tenant of QSTP. In 2011, Yosouf held the position of Vice President at QSRTC where he oversaw QSRTC’s $100 million investment commitment to research, with a specific focus on ‘Corrosion in Gas plants’ and ‘CO2 Utilization and water solutions’.

In his capacity as Vice President of QSRTC, Yosouf also managed Qatar Shell’s collaborations with various local and international academic institutions and ensured the organization met its Qatarization KPIs in each department.

He is a long-standing member of the Qatar University Technical Advisory Committee, the Gas Processing Centre, and serves on various advisory boards at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). He has served as a jury member of ‘Stars of Science’ – the first Pan-Arab reality-TV program showcasing young innovators.

Yosouf is a published author of an Arabic management book (translated title: The Path to Personal Success).

Yosouf Saleh

Executive Director

Hayfa Al-Abdulla

Director, Innovation

Hayfa is the Innovation Director at Qatar Science & Technology Park. She is in charge of the support programs for tech entrepreneurship in connection with the regional and global tech innovation ecosystem. Hayfa has gained extensive experience in management, ICT, and tech-based entrepreneurship while working at QSTP, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar University. She is a board member at Qatar Mobility Innovation Center (QMIC), an innovation center focused on smart mobility systems and she is also a business writer and blogger.

Hayfa earned a Bachelor of Computer Sciences and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Qatar University. She is a certified Project Management Professional, Business Analyst, and Incubation Manager.

Hayfa Al-Abdulla

Director, Innovation

Ahmed Al Said

Park & Free Zone Management Director

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. He is leading the development and implementation of strategic projects such as the QSTP master plan and phase two expansion.

Al-Said holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering from Loyola Marymount University in California, USA. He also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Qatar University and a Master of Science degree in Facilities Management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. Prior to joining QSTP, he worked at RasGas’ Engineering department where he was responsible for the development of the Distributed Control System (DCS). He has also worked at Qatar Foundation Information Technology where he played a key role in the IT infrastructure development.

Ahmed Al Said

Park & Free Zone Management Director

Dr Danny Ramadan

Investment Director

Dr Danny Ramadan’s role as Investment Director at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) allows him to source, structure, and close investment opportunities, which further the mission of Qatar Foundation. His considerable experience in the Gulf has afforded him the opportunity to connect and network with regional and global venture capital partners. Danny continually works to establish new partnerships in support of making Qatar a recognized center for technology entrepreneurship.

Previously, Dr Ramadan was responsible for managing the portfolio of applied technology development programs funded by QSTP, and additionally he managed the operation of the QSTP Incubator. In his role as Technology Investment Advisor, he oversaw the equity portfolio of the Park and advised the Managing Director on future transactions.

Dr Ramadan has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Delaware and a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Franklin & Marshall College.

Dr Danny Ramadan

Investment Director

Haya Al Ghanim

Investment Director

Haya Al Ghanim is the Investment Director at Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP); in this role she reviews applications for the QSTP Tech Venture Fund, a seed stage capital funding program for tech-based businesses.

Al Ghanim’s career focus has been to enable entrepreneurs achieve their potential. She is a 2014 MIT Sloan MBA graduate with a B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado - Boulder.

Additionally, Al Ghanim is an amateur athlete, angel investor and former Co-Managing Director of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. She is also a co- founder and CEO of Oola, a new revolutionary brand providing modest
sportswear for women.

Haya Al Ghanim

Investment Director

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