H.E. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie is the Minister of Municipality and Environment and 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.
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.
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.
Eng. Abdulla Saif Al-Sulaiti, Chief of Service Delivery for Qatar Rail has been working with Qatar Rail since 2014. Currently Eng. Abdulla is preparing Qatar Rail to operate Qatar’s first railway system which will consist of a driverless Metro System, a Tram System and a Long Distance Rail System connecting Qatar to the GCC. He also oversees the development of strategies, goals, objectives and performance indicators to support of organization’s objectives & external stakeholders for operational readiness. Prior to joining Qatar Rail, Eng. Abdulla spent 15 years in Qatar Petroleum in various engineering management roles, managing operations, Engineering and Maintenance functions.
Eng. Abdulla holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Nottingham & Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Derby from UK.
Ajlan is the Chief of Strategy and Business Development Division at Qatar Rail where he leads strategic initiatives to achieve Qatar Rail's long-term business objectives. Ajlan has more than 20 years of experience in projects and technical affairs in Oil and Gas sector.
Ajlan joined Qatar Rail as the Communications & Marketing Director, earlier to that Ajlan served as the Director of Government & Public Relations at Dolphin Energy Ltd. where he was responsible for implementing various communications annual work programs and coordinating with the concerned departments on those programs. He was also responsible for implementing various corporate communications programs and managing integrated relationship with Qatari authorities and local communities. Ajlan has successfully lead and conducted major events including stone lying and inauguration of major projects and participating in renowned oil and gas conferences.
Prior to Dolphin, Ajlan worked with Qatar Petroleum for five years as Production Supervisor and Senior Planning Engineer.
Apart from his distinguished career, Ajlan is also a celebrated sports personality having participated in major local and regional sports events in Asia.
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.
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.