Executive Management

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Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie
Managing Director & CEO
Joined: 01 Mar 2011
Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie
Managing Director & CEO
Joined: 01 Mar 2011

Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie has been the Managing Director of Qatar Railways Company since March 2011. In his capacity as the Managing Director, Abdulla is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction in developing Qatar's Rail industry in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for comprehensive national development.

Abdulla was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Barwa, Qatar's leading Real Estate Development and Investment holding Group from April 2011 until May 2014. Under his leadership, Barwa accomplished significant turnaround in its financial health, corporate governance, performance management and operational efficiency. Abdulla succeeded in transforming and positioning Barwa to achieve sustainable growth to maximize long term shareholder value. 

Prior to joining Barwa, Abdulla was the Chief Executive Officer of Smeet, an affiliate of Qatari Diar Group, serving the company since its formation in 2008 until March 2011. Abdulla has held various leadership and senior project management positions from 1996 to 2008 with The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), where he has managed multibillion dollar infrastructure projects. Abdulla serves on the Boards of many high profile organizations like HOCHTEIF, Qatar National Broadband Network Co. and Qatar Engineering & Construction Company (Qcon). Abdulla also served as a Board member of Qatari Diar Group, which is a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority. 

Born in Qatar in 1975, Abdulla holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2006 and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (BSc) in 1996 from Qatar University.

In recognition of his strategic leadership and achievements, Abdulla was chosen for the "Master class CEO of the year" award during the 3rd Middle East Leadership Summit & Awards organized by Federation of GCC Chambers and Industry in May 2012.

Eng. Hamad Ibrahim Al Bishri
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Eng. Hamad Ibrahim Al Bishri
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Hamad is a highly regarded engineer with 15 years' experience in business as an engineer; project Manager, head of section in the construction sector and deputy CEO of an international construction Co.

During his tenures with Qatari Diar & Vinci Grand Projects and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), he gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of project management – administration, financial, technical, commercial and contractual.

His experience covers contractual correspondence, liaison with consultants and contractors, liaison with various government authorities for obtaining building permits and approvals, preparation of tender documents, technical evaluation of submitted bids, commercial evaluation of bids, negotiation with contractors, consultants and clients, leading a team of engineers and other staff for achieving the targeted goals and the implementation of a quality management system / quality health and safety environment in line with international standards.

Hamad has a bachelor degree of Civil Engineering from the Qatar University and is currently completing an MBA at Plymouth University.

His achievements have been recognized with a Masters Certificate in Project Management by the University of Houston and Projacs, a certificate of completion for "Design Requirements of Special Considerations for Concrete Practices in Hot Weather" awarded by Arab Consulting & Development Corp, Egypt, a certificate of completion for "Project Planning, Scheduling & Cost Control" awarded by PMI-REP certified program of Projacs, a certificate of Performance recognition awarded for "Performing and Developing Department Work" by KAHRAMAA, a certificate of completion for "concreting in the gulf area", certified program of National consulting Bureau, a certificate of completion for "Soil characteristic and testing", certified program of National consulting Bureau and a certificate of completion for "planning and design of water supply systems) certified program of Dr. Ahmed Abdel Wareth Consulting Engineers.

Khalifa Hassan Al Jehani
Chief of Corporate Support Division
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Khalifa Hassan Al Jehani
Chief of Corporate Support Division
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Khalifa Al Jehani, Chief of Corporate Support Division at Qatar Rail, joined the company 2015. He worked with the major companies in Qatar such as Barwa Real Estate, Ashghal and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporate and achieved major accomplishments with the mentioned companies before he decided to join Qatar Rail.  

Below are some of his major accomplishments in Qatar Rail during his initial stay with the company:

•  Simplified and automated business processes.

•  Developed clear processes and procedures, ensure alignment as per the Business Plan.

•  Restructured and aligned all divisions per floor.

•  Restructured and approved the organization structure.

Khalifa studied Business Administration at the Qatar University to obtain a B.A.D. and Economics Degree, then went on to acquire an M.B.A from the University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom.

Eng. Daniel Leckel
Chief of Program Delivery
Joined: 01 Jan 2012
Eng. Daniel Leckel
Chief of Program Delivery
Joined: 01 Jan 2012

Having worked in the rail industry for over 20 years, Daniel joined Qatar Rail in January 2012 as the Chief Technical Officer. Overseeing all aspects of design for the Doha Metro and Long Distance networks, Daniel is a valued member of the management team at Qatar Rail.

Arriving from DB International GmbH (DBi), Daniel cultivated his technical and managerial experience as the Executive Director for Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Working on several high profile contracts and spearheading business development within the Middle East for DBi.

Daniel spent most of his working career with international company Siemens AG, where his career spanned several countries and continents, gaining technical expertise within construction, commissioning, signal technology, telecoms, power, High-Speed rail, Integrated Transportations Systems and Maintenance.

Educated at the University of Konstanz, Daniel studied electrical engineering where he obtained a degree.

Andy Taylor
Chief of Service Delivery
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Andy Taylor
Chief of Service Delivery
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Andy Taylor joined the Qatar Rail team in June 2015 to become Chief of Service Delivery. In his previous job, Andy ran an integrated rail and road freight delivery service in Australia and was then promoted to leading the purchase of the freight railway ARG in Western Australia to make Queensland Rail a national network.

He went on to run the passenger business for Queensland Rail and consult on railways in New South Wales, including the Sydney Metro, North West Rail Link and NSW Trains.

Earlier in his career, Andy worked for a Japanese company in the automotive industry before joining Queensland Rail, which had 15,000 staff in an integrated railway serving suburban, tourist and long distance passenger rail as well as freight customers in containers and bulk freight.

He is married with two adult children living in Queensland Australia. Andy has an Honours Degree in Engineering from Brunel University in the UK, an MBA from the University of Western Sydney and several Graduate Certificates from Queensland University of Technology.

Eng. Stephen A. Hibbert
General Counsel
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Eng. Stephen A. Hibbert
General Counsel
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Stephen is a civil engineer and lawyer with over 30 years' experience in major projects, especially in the rail and transport sectors. Stephen's experience covers some of the world's largest rail projects, including passenger and freight networks in Australia; Singapore's MRT; Hong Kong's New Territories rail expansion; Bangkok's SkyTrain and long distance, heavy haul in China (Tibet and Guangzhou), toll roads and social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and water and utility systems.

Stephen has extensive "hands-on" experience in drafting and administering contracts for the procurement of rail passenger cars and locomotives, integrated rail signaling and telemetry systems and related project components such as integrated ticketing.

Stephen has served on the drafting committee for a number of industry standard contracts and was Chairman of the Australian Project Risk Committee, an initiative of the Australian Federal Government.

Professionally, Stephen has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree and a Masters of Law, both from Sydney University. He is admitted as a solicitor in NSW and to the High Court of Australia. He has lectured at Sydney University and the University of NSW for over 20 years in Construction Law and International Arbitration, and was appointed Adjunct Professor at UNSW.

Stephen has authored over 300 professional publications, including undergraduate and post-graduate course materials, including: Construction Dispute Resolution – Future Directions – Building & Construction Law Journal and Commercial & Legal Consequences of Risk Taking in Major Projects – BCLJ.

In 2009, he authored the Arbitration Laws of Oman chapter in The Practitioner's Guide to Arbitration in MENA (Excelsior Publishing, Dubai).

Stephen is an international arbitrator, having had regular appointments to ICC and London Court of Arbitration cases. He has conducted many arbitrations across the Middle East and throughout Asia.

Jayan Devassy
Director – Internal Audit
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Jayan Devassy
Director – Internal Audit
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After working as Group Chief Internal Auditor in Barwa Real Estate, and with over 20 years of accounting and audit experience, Jayan moved to Qatar Rail to work as Internal Audit Director.

Before that, Jayan applied and developed his skills by working at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young in Middle East; and two other companies in India. Jayan's career spanned several industries including Oil & Gas, Real Estate Development, construction, Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Hospitality, and Trading.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Christ College in India, Jayan received a professional degree from ICAI, New Delhi, to become a Chartered Accountant.