Rashid Al-Naimi is presently the Vice President of Administration for the Qatar Foundation, which was established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, and is focused on the vertical markets of Education, Science and Research, and Community Development. The Foundations headquarters are located in Education City.
Under the Chairperson of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, consort of the Emir, Education City is developing into one of the world’s largest campuses. The scope and scale of the project is in the Billons and the initiative will support the State of Qatar as it transforms to a knowledge-based society. Mr. Al-Naimi carries portfolio responsibility for the administrative and operational functions of the Foundation, including the shared services areas of: Finance, Procurement, Information Technology, Human Resources, Support Services, Business Improvement and Quality Management Systems.
Mr. Al-Naimi is currently the residing Chairman for Mazaya Qatar, MEEZA, Knowledge Ventures (KV) and Gulf Bridge International (GBI). He is also a Board Member representing Qatar Foundation across a number of companies including Vodafone Qatar. Additionally, he has overseen the incubation and development of many of the Foundations new initiatives and programs covering a broad spectrum of areas.
Mr. Al-Naimi’s career has developed over the past twenty 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. RasGas is an Oil and Gas producer which contributes nearly twenty percent of the world’s LNG production. Mr. Al-Naimi was responsible for maintaining human capital numbers as the plant executed a major program to increase margins by doubling production and fixing head-count.
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.
Having held multiple management positions, Mr. Al-Naimi offers the experience and knowledge that is prerequisite for an executive to deliver an organizations’ mission and understands the role of leadership in creating a change culture. He holds a passion for delivering on commitments and believes that people are the greatest asset.
Mr. Al-Naimi has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Indiana State University, USA and continues to drive for personal and professional excellence.