Board of Advisors


Qatar Academy Msheireb is part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation is governed by the Executive Board of Directors, which serve as the governing authority that appoints the Board of Advisors for Qatar Academy Msheireb.

The Board of Advisors act as an advisory and community connection body, and meet with the school's senior administrators frequently throughout the school year.


Buthaina Al Nuaimi 
President of Pre-University Education

Ms. Buthaina Al Nuaimi joined Qatar Foundation in 2006 and held several positions at its Education Division and was a founding member of eight schools under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation.

Ms. Al Nuaimi holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris in Qatar, a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education in English from Qatar University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Educational Leadership and Management from the Institute of Education, University of London. 


Abeer Al-Khalifa 
Executive Director of Qatar Foundation Schools,  Pre-University Education

Mrs. Abeer Al-Khalifa started her career in 1997 in the administrative field in the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) at QU. Then, she joined the teaching domain in the local schools as an English teacher. In 2004, she leaded the English Language department as a coordinator. Her experience in the administrative filed enabled her to progress from 2005 to become a Principal. In 2011, Abeer joined PUE as Project Manager and launched Qatar Academy Sidra project. During the last 10 years, she established the National Programs department and enhanced the educational strategies for QF schools and centers in order to empower student learning through a continuous curriculum improvement process.


As Executive Director of Academic Affairs, Abeer led the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) and the Educational Development Institute (EDI), pivotal centers that provide consultation services and professional development programs. As Executive Director of QF Schools, she currently manages the planning and operations for all QF schools including risk management, , internal processes, scheduling, international accreditation, and partnerships. The Centralized Admissions Office that she recently established oversees admissions and ensures cohesiveness and consistency in admissions procedures and practices in all QF schools.


Abeer is currently holding an Executive MBA from in HEC Paris. The specialization she has chosen is about Differentiation & Innovation through services.

Eng. Ali Al Kuwari 
Acting CEO, Msheireb Properties

Eng. Ali Al Kuwari is the Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties where he spearheads the company’s strategy of developing and shaping the way people think about urban living and sustainable urban regeneration. He leads the teams responsible for Msheireb Properties’ key development projects; Msheireb Downtown Doha and Zulal Wellness Resort. 

Eng. Ali has over 19 years of experience, specialising in the fields of cost and planning engineering and project management. Before taking over the reigns as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Ali ran Msheireb Properties’ Design and Delivery Directorate, where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic and operational plans and ensuring that all projects were devised and delivered within the agreed timeline, budgets, and quality measures as per Msheireb Properties’ stakeholders’ expectations. 

Before Joining Msheireb Properties, Eng. Ali worked at Technip (now TechnipFMC) in Paris and also at Qatar Petroleum (QP) where the rose through the ranks to eventually become the Acting Lead Cost Planning Engineer. At QP. He successfully executed many projects, including the construction of one of the world’s largest olefin crackers, LPG tanks at Mesaieed Industrial City, and fuel gas supply pipelines in Dukhan fields to name a few.  

Eng. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris in Qatar. 
Current Board Memberships: 

  • Chairman of the Board, Premier Inn Doha Hotels 
  • Chairman of the Board, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Doha 
  • Chairman of the Board, Alwadi Hotel MGallery Doha 
  • Member of the Board, TiME Qatar for Project Management 
  • Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Qatar Academy Msheireb 

Lolwa Husain M Almarri

  • Executive Masters in sports organization management, University of Poitiers 2009.
  • “Bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sports Science” at Qatar University on 15, June 2002
  • “Certificate of Excellence in Sport, Cultural and Social Activities” from the Faculty of Education at Qatar University 2001
  • Executive Leaders program- Qatar Leadership Centre QLC 2016/2017

Professional Experiences:

  • Qatar Women’s Sport Committee President since 2016
  • GCC Women Sports Committee Board member since 2016
  • The Advisory Committee for Development of Female Sport Participation in Qatar Community Board Member. 2012/2016
  • School Olympic Association Board member 2016 until now 
  • Qatar Olympic committee delegation (1st women delegation in history) to the Olympics, London 2012
  • Athletes committee board member 2012/ until now
  • Worked in the Arab Games Organizing Committee Doha 2011 & Asian Games Organizing Committee - Doha 2005-2007
  • And many more sports events & conferences all over the world.

Humanitarian work:

  • Participated with Qatar Charity for Assisting Syrian refugees in Turkey 24-27 May 2016.
  • Participated with Qatar Charity & Layan for Assisting Syrian refugees in Lebanon 23-26 February 2017.

Marzooq Tariq Al Shamlan

Group CEO of Marzooq Shamlan Al Shamlan Holding – a keen professional with 15 years of international experience gained in the energy, retail, and services sectors. Marzooq initially worked in several projects for Qatar Petroleum across Qatar, Japan, USA and UK. His strong commercial acumen, alongside operational and technical expertise have been developed throughout the managerial roles he held at Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Fuel (Woqod).

Marzooq Al Shamlan holds an Executive MBA Degree from HEC Paris, in addition to a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. 

Mohammed Jassim Ghanim Al Kuwari

A seasoned, customer focused and results oriented professional with more than 25 years’ experience in managing & leading enabling functions with deep expertise in Human Resources, Procurement & Supply Chain, Building & Support Services and Operational Excellence.

Currently Mr. Kuwari is working in Ooredoo Qatar as the Chief Corporate Services Officer since 2011 & is responsible for ensuring Ooredoo’s business units are enabled in the most appropriate manner by meticulous management of Human Capital, Sourcing & Procurement and Facility & Support Services. Prior to this role, Mr. Kuwari was managing the Human Capital for Ooredoo Qatar and has held multiple leadership positions in the HR function.

Prior to joining Ooredoo, Mr. Kuwari worked in RasGas for more than 10 years. He has a BSc of Business Administration from the American University, Washington DC and has numerous leadership development certifications. Mr. Kuwari serves in multiple Boards including Ooredoo Oman.