Our senior leadership

Shared passion

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.


Board Members

H.E. Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Attiyah

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Attiyah

H.E. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali

his excellency Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, member of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Yousef Hussein Kamal

his excellency Yousef Hussein Kamal, member of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kawari, member of the Board of Trustees

his excellency Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kawari, member of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdul Raheem Kafoud

his excellency Mohamed Abdul Rahman Kafoud, member of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber

Her excellency Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, member of the Board of Trustees

QM management

Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud

Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer, Special Advisor to Her Excellency The Chairperson.

Special Advisor to H.E. The Chairperson, Qatar Museums

Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud joined Qatar Museums (QM) in 2014. He is currently the Special Advisor to Qatar Museums’ Chairperson, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Prior to that, he was also QM’s CEO where he oversaw the daily operations of QM and provides managerial leadership across the organisation.

In February 2019, Mr. Al Mahmoud was appointed as Vice-Chairman of Qatar Exchange. In September 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority “QIA”, where he oversees key strategic projects and provided managerial leadership across the organization.

He is also a member of QNB Board since 2004 and the Chairman of the Group Audit and Compliance Committee since 2016. Additionally, he is a Board Member for both Qatari Diar and Doha Film Institute. 

Mr. Al Mahmoud was the CEO of Qatar Development Bank “QDB” and the Office Director of Investment Affairs for His Excellency the Former Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was also Head of Risk Management at Qatar Investment Authority in addition to other positions in Qatar Islamic Bank and the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investments.

Ahmad Musa Al-Namla

image of Ahmad Musa Al-Namla

Ahmad Musa Al-Namla is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums (QM). He oversees the daily operations of QM and provides managerial leadership across the organisation towards accomplishing its overarching goal as set out by Chairperson Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Ahmad previously served as QM’s Finance Director for nearly four years, where he oversaw all financial operations and directed corporate financial planning and structure for the institution.

Ahmad earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from HEC – Paris University. He is also a graduate of Qatar University with a degree in Accounting. In 2014, Ahmad graduated from the “Current & Future Leaders Programme” and has over 20 years of experience in oil and gas sector.

Sefa Sağlam

Sefa Saglam is the Chief Museums Officer at Qatar Museums, assisting in the daily management of existing museums and the future planning of developing museums throughout Qatar.
Sefa started her career as an artist and art critic and taught at Bilkent University, Ankara, before joining the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s Curatorial Department in 1996. At the New Museum, she worked on a number of major retrospectives, held for the first time in the US, such as Cildo Meireles, Mona Hatoum and William Kentridge. 
In 2001, she joined the Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art, as one of its founding staff members, overseeing all exhibitions and collections-related activities. During her tenure, she oversaw the implementation of numerous exhibitions of fine and decorative arts, such as Oskar Kokoschka (co-organised with the Hamburger Kunsthalle) Van Gogh and Expressionism (co-organised with the Van Gogh Museum), Klee and America (co-organised with the Menil Collection), Ferdinand Hodler (co-organised with Foundation Beyeler), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (co-organised with the Louvre), to name but a few.

Phil Lawrie

Phil Lawrie, Chief Commercial Officer

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

Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

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.

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