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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).
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.
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
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
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
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