Mr Rashid Al-Naimi is the Chief Executive Officer of Investments at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Qatar Foundation aims to unlock human potential through its three pillars of Education, Science and Research, and Community Development, and thereby helping the State of Qatar transform from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based one.
Mr. Al-Naimi handles the complete responsibility for Qatar Foundation’s investment portfolios and long-term investment policies that include Qatar Foundation Endowment, Qatar Foundation Investments as well as the organisation’s other joint ventures and initiatives. Additionally, he is the residing Chairman of MEEZA and Mazaya Qatar, and board member representing the Foundation across a number companies including Vodafone Qatar.
In his previous role as Vice President of Administration at Qatar Foundation, Mr. Al-Naimi managed the Shared Services Organization in Qatar Foundation that included the Finance, Human Resources, Business Process Improvement, Information Technology, Procurement, and Support Services Directorates.
Mr Al-Naimi has featured in several major publications and has been a key speaker at a number of events including QITCOM and the GCC Digital Security Forum. He has been recognized by his peers for his contributions and has been the recipient of the “Innovative Leader of the Year Award” at the 2nd Annual Financial Thought Leaders Forum and the “Most Society Impacting Network Award” from CISCO for the implementation of an ‘Internet Protocol-based solution based on Cisco's IP Next-Generation Network architecture, which benefits society and provides the ability to collaborate in community building.’ In 2015, Mr Al-Naimi was honored by the Arab Economic Forum at its 23rd Edition by being presented with the “Achievement in Leadership Award”.
Mr Al-Naimi’s career has developed over the past twenty five years. He is a natural leader and has maintained roles in Senior Management for over a decade. Prior to joining Qatar Foundation, Mr Al-Naimi was the Manager of Human Resources for RasGas Company Limited.
Mr Al-Naimi's breadth of experience encompasses a wide spectrum of the business lifecycle from conception, to production, from supply chain, to delivering cost-effective world-class products and services. He holds an outstanding record for performance in delivering successful restructuring and turn-around programs by creating team-oriented environments that focus on continuous improvement to increase shareholder value.
He holds a passion for delivering on commitments and believes that people are the greatest asset.
Mr Al-Naimi holds an EMBA from Oxford University, UK as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Indiana State University, USA, and continues to drive for personal and professional excellence.