ROTA Governance: Mr. Rashid Al-Naimi

Mr. Rashid Al-Naimi

Rashid Al-Naimi, Vice President of Administration for the Qatar Foundation.

Rashid Al-Naimi is presently the Vice President of Administration for the Qatar Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) focused on the vertical markets of Education, Science and Research, and Community Development.  The home of the Foundation is Education City.

Education City is developing into one of the world's largest campuses and 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 Process Improvement and Quality Management.  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 is currently the residing Chairperson for Qatar MICE Development Institute (QMDI), Mazaya Qatar, MEEZA, Knowledge Ventures (KV) and Gulf Bridge International (GBI). Additionally, he is a Member for the Joint Advisory Board (Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar) and Board Member representing Qatar Foundation across a number of Boards and Committees including Vodafone Qatar.
 
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 nearly 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.