Our senior leadership
Our senior leaders all share a passion for arts and heritage, and are committed to driving Qatar’s cultural sector forward. Find out more about each of them below.
H.E. Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Attiyah
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
H.E. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali
H.E. Yousef Hussein Kamal
H.E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kawari, member of the Board of Trustees
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdul Raheem Kafoud
H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber
Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud
Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud is Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums and Special Advisor to the Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Mansoor Al Mahmoud joined Qatar Museums in 2014. He oversees the daily operations of QM and provides managerial leadership across the organisation.
Mansoor was previously CEO of Qatar Development Bank and Office Director of Investment Affairs for His Excellency the Former Prime Minister, handling all work related to investment. In the past he was also Head of Risk Management at Qatar Investment Authority.
His insight extends to Board appointments at Qatar National Bank, Qatari Diar and Hassad Food Company. His extensive corporate and community background, coupled with his involvement in art and culture as a committed patron, are crucial to the continuing success of QM.
Phil is the Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for Qatar Museums' commercial arm, the Enterprises Group. He oversees commercial ventures, including our museum gift shops and InQ at Harrods, London, as well as our restaurant and café operations at MIA and MIA Park. He is responsible for corporate partnerships and sponsorships, as well as events management activity. He has extensive business experience, having held senior executive positions in the past at Al Jazeera Network, Turner Broadcasting (CNN) in London, and American Express. Locally, Phil is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Doha English Speaking School.
Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani
Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani is the Director of National Museum of Qatar. She provides curatorial and managerial leadership, and supervises education and programming initiatives, as well as special exhibitions and conferences. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a minor in English from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Masters degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sheikha Amna has previously held positions in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs at Qatar Financial Center and was Director of Finance and Strategy for our Chairperson's office. She is also on the Middle East Board of the World Class Learning Group (WCL Group) and is a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee to the Center of the Advanced Materials (CAM) at Qatar University.
Abdellah Karroum is the Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. He provides curatorial and managerial leadership and supervises the daily operations. He has established the museum as a vibrant center for contemporary art within the Arab world. He created Mathaf’s Project Space and is strengthening the museum's work with universities in order to foster experimental education and reserach programmes.
Abdellah has organised a number of international events. He was associate curator of ‘Intense Proximity’ La Triennale in 2012 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and artistic director of ‘Inventing The World: Artist as Citizen’ for the 2012 Biennale Bénin. He is the founder of initiatives such as L’appartement 22, the first independent art space in Rabat, which later inspired the formation of artist-run spaces in Morocco, and has authored articles and books on artistic practices, introducing the concept of 'Generation 00' and Curatorial Delegation.