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.
Ahmad Musa Al-Namla
Chief Executive Officer
Ahmad Al-Namla is the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums (QM), responsible for its overall leadership, establishing its priorities, and delivering its mission. He champions the vision of the Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Ahmad previously served as the Director of Finance at QM, where he oversaw all financial operations, directed corporate financial planning, and was fundamental in setting strategic fiscal priorities.
Prior to joining QM, Ahmed had a 20 year career in the oil and gas sector in finance, during which he acquired a seasoned knowledge of leading complex financial decisions and corporate leadership.
Ahmad has an Executive Master’s in Entrepreneurialism & Innovation from HEC Paris, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Economics with a major in Accounting from Qatar University, and is a certified public accountant. In 2014, Ahmad graduated from the “Qatar Leadership Centre: Current and Future Leaders Programme”, which is a programme designed to “develop and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to positively contribute toward the sustainable development and growth of Qatar in line with its national vision.”
Deputy CEO of Museums Affairs
Aisha Al Khater is the Deputy CEO of Museum Affairs, responsible for overseeing the management of all museums operating under QM and the development of their projects. Aisha works closely with museum directors to ensure the delivery of strategic plans and exhibition programming whilst overseeing audience engagement initiatives.
Additionally, Aisha provides counsel to the Chairperson on partnerships with international arts institutions, including a historic collaboration between the Yuz Museum in Shanghai and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to jointly develop and share exhibitions and programs.
Previously, Aisha was the Director of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) where she led the establishment of its masterpiece collection and helping to put in place its programmes on history of Islamic Art, that are specifically designed to engage with, and inspire, future generations.
Al Khater holds a master’s degree in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck College, University of London and a postgraduate diploma in Islamic art from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She graduated with honours from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and began her career working in music education.
MONA AHMAD HUSSAIN
Deputy CEO of Operations AFFAIRS and Director of Legal Affairs
Mona Ahmad Hussain is the Deputy CEO of Operations Affairs and the Director of Legal Affairs, leading on operational matters encompassing all QM sites and legal entities, including the museums and creative spaces.
Mona is board member and board secretary of IN-Q Enterprises, QM’s commercial arm, and is a board member of the Qatari Cultural Heritage Law Project – a collaboration between QM and UCL-Q.
Prior to her time at QM, Mona worked as Senior Legal Counsel at Qatar Foundation, where her role involved reviewing legal contracts with foreign universities and NGOs. In addition, Mona was involved in the setting up of the legal framework for the Doha Film Institute and played a pivotal role as legal advisor.
Mona is a graduate of the London School of Economics with an LLB Bachelor of Laws and a postgraduate diploma in law from BPP College of Law. She completed her legal training at Clifford Chance LLP, training in litigation, corporate, banking and tax law, and qualified as a UK solicitor in 2008.
Mona is the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Doha English Speaking School.
She is an avid writer and published her first book, ‘My Escape’ in 2015. She is currently working on her book, ‘East meets West’ - a story highlighting the marriage of two worlds into one.