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Doha Film Institute leadership

  • HE Sheikha Al Mayassa

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    Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani


    H.E. plays an important role in developing Qatar’s cultural and intellectual vision through her leadership in various local and global initiatives.
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    Under her aegis, DFI is Qatar’s leading international film organisation dedicated to cinematic appreciation, education, and building a sustainable film industry in Qatar and throughout the region.

    In addition, H.E. is the Chairperson of the global charity, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) that focuses on community development projects with specific emphasis on promoting global responsibility for basic and quality primary education. H.E. is also the Chairperson of Qatar Museum Authority, and envisaged the internationally acclaimed Museum of Islamic Art, creating a country rich in arts by bridging the divide between past and present and east and west.

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  • HE Sheikh Mohammed

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    His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Fahad Al-Thani


    H.E. is Minister of State and the Chairman of the supervisory Committee of Amiri Yacht 2010.
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    H.E. was previously appointed Assistant Chief of Staff for Operation in 1989, Chairman of Qatar Olympic Committee in 1993, Chief of Amiri Protocol with the statues of minister in 1995, and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Amiri flight in 2009. Subsequently, H.E was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Airways in 2010. After graduating from Sandhurst Military Academy in 1976, H.E. was appointed chief of military police in 1977.

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  • His Excellency Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

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    His Excellency Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi


    His Excellency Mr Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi is Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority…
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    …the entity charged with planning, regulating, developing and promoting a sustainable tourism sector in Qatar. His project management and international business background serve QTA well as it embarks on rolling out the new Tourism Sector Strategy for the State of Qatar. Prior to taking up the post of Chairman in May 2012, HE Mr Al Mohannadi was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and one of the world’s most exciting and progressive real estate companies promoting sustainability in architecture and heritage preservation in Qatar.

    HE Mr Al Mohannadi has received numerous recognitions for his contribution to Qatar’s rapidly growing business community, including the title of ‘Property Development CEO of the Year’ at the 7th Middle East CEO of the Year Awards organised by the Middle East Institute of Excellence in 2010.

    In addition to his Chairmanship of QTA, HE Mr Al Mohannadi occupies a number of distinguished posts within public and private organisations in Qatar.

    He is the founder and chairperson of the Qatar Green Building Council, which actively promotes sustainability in the local construction industry as it works towards formal membership in the World Green Building Council.

    He was previously a prominent figure at Ras Laffan LNG Company - RasGas Ltd - where he drove key initiatives such as the Ras Laffan Helium Project train 1 and train 2 in France, and train 3 expansion in Japan, the LNG Venture Terminal Business Group and the RasGas Capital Projects Department. He also chaired RasGas Operation Group Qatarization Committee.

    HE is also Vice Chair to the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and a board member of Qatar Airways and Barwa Real Estate Group.

    HE Mr Al Mohannadi has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, as well as specialised training certificates in project management from George Washington University, Washington D.C., Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and Kellogg Business School.

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  • HE Dr Hassan

    His Excellency Dr. Hassan Ali Al-Nimah


    H.E. is the Advisor for Cultural Affairs in the office of His Highness The Emir of Qatar …
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    … and part of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage of the State of Qatar. H.E. has played significant roles in Qatari education, culture and foreign affairs since starting his career in the Qatari Ministry of Education in 1958. He was a member of the Qatar Delegation to the Congress of Arab Ministers of Education in 1968, obtained his PhD in Oriental Studies in 1974 from Cambridge University.

    In 1975, H.E. Dr Hassan Al-Nimah was also nominated as the Ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a permanent Delegate of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York.

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  • His Excellency Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousuf Bin Jassem Al-Thani

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    His Excellency Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousuf Bin Jassem Al-Thani


    H.E. is Minister of State and previously held the position of General Director of Qatar News Agency, …
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    … Chief Executive Officer for Qatar Media Corporation, and worked within the Ministry of Interior. H.E. joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held the position of Director of the Foreign Minister’s office, Director of the First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister’s office, and Acting Director of the Prime Minister’s office. H.E. Sheikh Jabor also worked as the Director of International Agreements and Organisations, and as the Chairman of the Documents Committee for the Islamic Conference Summit.

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  • Mr. Mansour Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud

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    Mr. Mansour Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud


    Mansour Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud is a senior executive engaged in cultivating Qatar’s evolving public sphere.
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    The breadth of his corporate and community involvement extends beyond oil and gas, as he endeavors to enhance the small and medium enterprise sector through key initiatives and partnerships.

    A significant portion of his work is aligning the visions of the public and private sectors to develop stronger links between companies, and the government’s strategic objectives.

    Mr. Al-Mahmoud was appointed the Office Director of the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar’s Office at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), where he helped elevate the nation’s international investment relations. The growing spectrum of his expertise extends to his executive board appointments at Qatari Diar, Qatar National Bank and Hassad Food Company. Ultimately, Mr. Al Mahmoud elevates education, awareness, and collaboration as a catalyst for the nation’s social and economic development."

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  • Mrs. Fatma Al Remaihi

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    Mrs. Fatma Al Remaihi

    Chief Executive Officer, Doha Film Institute

    Fatma Al Remaihi was appointed as CEO of the Doha Film Institute in December, 2014. She is responsible for setting and overseeing the strategic direction of the Institute, maintaining its focus on promoting film culture in Qatar and developing its presence on the regional and international stage.

    Al Remaihi was named Acting CEO in August 2014 in addition to her existing post as Director of Programmes at the Institute. In this role Al Remaihi directed the artistic and operational aspects of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, as well as of the Institute’s year-round screening programmes and its strategic partnerships with key international film institutions.
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    Al Remaihi joined the Institute at its inception in 2009, having fulfilled the role of Cultural Advisor to the first edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. After gaining valuable experience in several key Institute departments, she led a Community Outreach team in the delivery of a variety of initiatives and events to appeal to the wide array of audiences in Qatar, at the same time focusing on developing local talent, attracting regional and international attention to the Institute, and building key relationships with the community and the film industry at large.

    Al Remaihi was the driving force behind the establishment of a strategic partnership with the Giffoni Film Festival, whose youth jury model informs the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, and brought together a group of international youth-media specialists during the first edition of Ajyal for a first-of-its-kind summit on media for young people in the Middle East.

    Born and raised in Doha, Al Remaihi graduated from Qatar University with a degree in English Literature. She resides in her hometown, where she is a mother of four.

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