"Barwa Real Estate announced yesterday the assignment of Eng. Ahmad Abdulla Ali Al Abdulla Acting Chief Executive Officer for the group as of 19th May 2014, following the resignation of former Group CEO Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie. Eng. Al Abdulla is a Qatari talent with 22 years of experience in Planning and Projects Management, with over 7 years of experience in Investment Management and Real Estate Development. Eng. Al Abdulla holds Bachelors with honors in Engineering from Miami University in the United States, year 1990, and Masters of Engineering from George Washington University, DC, in the United States, year 1992.
H.E. Mr. Salah Bin Ghanem Al Ali, Chairman of Barwa Real Estate, welcomed Eng. Al Abdulla in his new position and expressed the sincere trust of the group in the capabilities of the Acting CEO to bring further success to the business. H.E. Mr. Al Ali extended his thanks to Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie, former Group CEO, for his dedications throughout the years and for the achievements accomplished during his time.
During his career history, Ahmad Al Abdulla worked as Planning Engineer at the former Ministry of Electricity & Water in 1992, then worked at Kahramaa as Project Manager for Electricity projects in 2000, and Head of Technical Department in 2004, moving afterwards to become Deputy CEO of the Energy City in Qatar, Libya and India in 2007, reaching Barwa as Deputy Group CEO.
During his years in Barwa as Deputy Group CEO, Al Abdulla achieved a number of successes being the Chairman of Barwa City project, as Eng. Al Abdulla was able to complete and operate the project in less time than initially planned. He played a significant role in selling Barwa Financial District to Qatar Petroleum, to change the name of the project later into QP District. He established new projects such as Barwa Al Baraha (Workers Accommodation), Al Khor Shell project which accommodates Shell employees, and Al Khor Sports Complex for Workers. Moreover, he is managing “Baytna” environmental experiment which promotes green construction techniques in Qatar. Eng. Al Abdulla proposed as well a number of new attractive projects some of which were displayed during Cityscape 2013.
His past professional experience is full of mega projects and national accomplishments. He worked in the Energy City in Qatar, Libya, India & Kazakhstan as Deputy CEO from September 2007 until August 2010. He had a major role in setting the strategic plan for the first infrastructure project in Qatar for the Energy City. Previous to that, Al Abdulla had worked in Kahramaa as Head of Technical Department and Projects Manager for electricity projects for many years, from 2000 until 2007, during which he was in charge of over 100 projects allover Qatar with budget reaching QR50 billion.
Ahmad Al Abdulla is one of the founders of Qatari Engineers Society and Qatar Scientific Club, and a Member of the Board in a number of different organisations including GCC Cigre and Qatar Green Building Council.
Ahmad Al Abdulla expressed his gratitude for the trust Barwa Board has given him, looking forward to fulfilling the aspirations of Barwa and realising its future vision for best returns on shareholders. He also extended thanks to former Group CEO, Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie, wishing him the best with his new charge."