QFC Appoints Two Qataris To Key Leadership Positions

7 Jul 2022

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7 July 2022, Doha – Qatar: Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a leading onshore financial and business centre in the region, has announced the appointment of Mr. Yousef Fakhroo as the organisation’s new Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer and Mr. Turky Maeed Al-Hbabi in the role of Manager – Government Relations.

A former member of the QFC family, Fakhroo returns to the QFC from ExxonMobil, Qatar, where he served as the Deputy Director of Public and Government Affairs. He is a communications and branding expert with over 16 years of experience spanning various industries, including oil and gas, business, finance and education.

To lead the team in transacting business and liaising with various government departments and agencies, Al-Hbabi is joining QFC’s Client Affairs from his position as Acting Head of Facilities Services at Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior, he served as the Acting Head of Operation, Qatarisation, and a member of the Expatriate Affairs Committee for the Ministry of Labour.

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC Authority, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Yousef Fakhroo and Mr. Turky Maeed Al-Hbabi as our new Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer and Manager Government Relations, respectively. With their extensive experience, we are confident that both will become indispensable assets to the Qatar Financial Centre.

Mr. Fakhroo will implement the company’s strategy and deliver our values, purpose and stories across our wide stakeholder network, while Mr. Al-Hbabi will ensure seamless relations and processes between the QFC and Qatar’s government bureaus.”

Fakhroo holds a Master’s in International Marketing Management from the University of Surrey in the UK. He has also completed relevant and key executive programmes from London Business School and Harvard Business School.

Correspondingly, Al-Hbabi holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Isra University, Jordan, and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) from Alexandria University.

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