Ahmad Hasnah

President at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation

Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah is the President of Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Joining QF in 2002, Dr. Hasnah has been a key player in the development of Education City in to a unique hub for creating, sharing, and finding practical uses of knowledge through partnerships with world-class educational and research institutions. In his roles as the Director of Academic Affairs in the Education Division, and later as the Associate Vice President for Higher Education, Dr. Hasnah has actively contributed to the negotiations which led to the establishment of many QF partner universities, namely Texas A&M University at Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University, UCL Qatar and HEC Paris in Qatar. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Vice-President and Provost of Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Dr. Hasnah represents QF on many Joint Advisory Boards, including Texas A&M University at Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, and the Steering committee of Qatar National Research Fund. Dr. Hasnah also took part in the conception and shaping of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), which aims to explore groundbreaking innovations and take concrete steps to make significant improvements to worldwide education.

Dr. Hasnah holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He graduated from University of Qatar in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Physics.