Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida

Board Member and Chief Executive Officer

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) in June 2015. He previously held the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategic Business Development Officer at QFC where he was responsible for leading the overall strategy and business development functions of the organisation.

Prior to joining QFC, he was Head of Indirect Investment at the Qatar General Retirement and Pension Authority, which included overseeing the management of hedge fund, private equity, real estate, fixed income, and equity portfolio investments. He has also worked for Qatar Petroleum and Dolphin Energy early in his career.

Yousuf serves as board member in leading local and international organisations including the World Alliance of International Financial Centers, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, College of Islamic Studies Advisory Board Meeting, Qatar Free Zones Authority and Qatar Stock Exchange. 

He is also a board member of the Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar and Qatar Business Events Corporation. Yousuf also sits on the Advisory Council of Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics and serves as a member in the Financial Markets Development Committee.

Previously, Yousuf was on the boards of Nakilat QSC and the $1 billion strategic investment fund of Unicorn Investment Bank, as well as serving as Vice Chairman of Mayadeen Real Estate Company KSCC. He graduated from the University of Arizona, USA, with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering.