Executive Committee

Mr. Rick Little

Mr. Rick Little

Board Member and Chair of the Executive Committee

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Mr. Little brings over 35 years of experience in working for and with young people.

Rick Little is a “serial social entrepreneur.” During 35 years of work, he has envisioned and established numerous initiatives that promote economic opportunity, job creation and positive youth development operating in more than 100 countries. His work focuses on building practical and sustainable solutions to large-scale challenges by galvanizing relationships among social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors from various disciplines.

Dr Hessa Al-jaber

Her Excellency Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber

Board Member and Executive Committee Member

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H.E. Dr. Hessa Al Jaber is the first-ever Minister of Information and Communications Technology in Qatar following the formation of the nation’s new Cabinet by H.H. the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in 2013. She is the third Qatari woman to assume a ministerial position in the state.

Prior to becoming a minister, Dr. Hessa held the position of Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) since its inception in 2005.

Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

Board Member and Executive Committee Member

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Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa was appointed as CEO in September 2013 in Qatar Development Bank and brings extensive experience in the SME and the private sector and field of entrepreneurship. Al Khalifa previously held the position of Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development at Qatar Development Bank.

Mr. Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Naimi

Mr. Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Naimi

CEO, Board Member and Executive Committee Member

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Mr. Mohammad AbdulAziz Al Naimi is the CEO, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees member of Silatech, an initiative known for its leading and pivotal role in boosting employability among young people. Under his leadership, Silatech is currently embarking on refocusing and deepening its vision and mission regarding youth employability and participation in the regional economy through well-defined targets and milestones.