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.

Sir David Bell

Sir David Bell

Board Member and Executive Committee Member

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Sir David Bell became a Director of Pearson in March 1996. He is Chairman of the Financial Times Group, having been Chief Executive of the Financial Times since 1993. In July 1998 he was appointed Pearson’s Director for People with responsibility for the recruitment, motivation, development and reward of employees across the Pearson Group & in June 2003 he also became Chairman of Pearson Inc in New York.
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.

Mohammed Al Naimi

Mr. Mohammed Al Naimi

Board Member and Executive Committee Member

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Mr. Mohammed Al Naimi currently serves as the Planning and Programming Director in the Office of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser. He began his career in 1998 as a Civil Engineer at Qatar Liquefied Gas Company, where he was responsible for the necessary Civil Engineering modifications and improvements to the LNG plant and loading facilitates at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar.

Dr. Tarik Yousef

Dr. Tarik Yousef

Chief Executive Officer

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Tarik Mohamed Yousef was appointed in March 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of Silatech.

An expert on youth inclusion and policy reform in the Arab world, he has contributed over 50 articles and chapters, and co-edited several volumes and reports. His policy experience includes working at the African and Middle East Departments of the International Monetary Fund, the Middle East and North Africa Region at World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Millennium Project at the UN. He is a regular media commentator, public speaker and advisor to international institutions, governments and corporations on Middle Eastern affairs.