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Our Management Team

Dr. Mohammed Al Maslamani

Chairman& Cofounder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QAUALIFICATION 

  • PhD in Environmental Management, Brunel University, UK -2008.
  • Title of thesis: Air quality monitoring of industrial emissions in the state of Qatar 
  • M.Sc. in Material Engineering, Imperial College, University of London-1998. ” Corrosion Resistant    Alloys (CRA’S) in Sour Service Environment”
  • B.Sc. in Engineering, Metallurgy, W. Michigan University, USA- 1987. 

MILESTONES & HONOURS

Dr. M J Al-Maslamani has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry & multilateral environmental agreements in which he represented both the State of Qatar and the national oil company as chief negotiator. As a leading national figure in the field of Health Safety and Environment for almost two decades, Dr. Al-Maslamani has made significant contributions to the advancement of the ideals of HSE, particularly issues relating to the environment and sustainability at the national and regional levels. He has also made substantial research contributions in the field of corrosion science and climate change. 

 A quick summary of the major accomplishments made by Dr. M J Al-Maslamani and his employment history are listed below: 

  • Board Member of the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund (2007-2009).
  • Board Member of the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves (2001-2008).
  • Member of Qatar General Organization for Standards & Metrology (2000-2006).
  • Head of the National Team for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1997-2008).
  • Chairman of the GCC Team on Energy and Environment {Climate Change} (1998-2008).
  • Chairman of the G77 & China during COP 10 {Argentina} and Vice President of the UNFCCC representing the Asian group (2003-2006).
  • Head of the State of Qatar Delegation to the UNFCCC COP 07 (2001}, COP 08 {2002}, COP 09 { 2003}, COP 10 { 2004}, COP 11 { 2005}, COP 12 { 2006} and COP 13 {2007}.
  • Member of the Qatar Delegation to the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. 
  • Leader of the national Climate Change programs 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

  • Qatar National Food Security Program {Office of the Heir Apparent}: Technical Director 2009-2011;

Major milestones include: (a) originating the idea behind creation of the Global Dry Land Alliance, to be championed by Qatar (alliance launched at the UNGA 65, September 2010 and (ii) development of solar power programs for water desalination and sustainable agricultural practices.

  • Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Director of HSE Regulation & Enforcement Directorate 2004-2007 (Health, Safety and Environment). Responsible for all HSE issues relating to oil and gas industry at the local and international level;

  • Group Manager Safety, Quality & Environment (1997-2004). The Group includes three departments: (i) Facilities Quality Assurance; (ii) Environmental Affairs and (iii) Safety & Fire.  

  

Dr. Azhari F. M. Ahmed

Executive Manager and Co-founder

 

  • Dr. Ahmed received his PhD degree in Atmospheric Chemistry from Brunel University, England; M.S. degree in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, USA, and B.Sc. degree with honors in Chemistry and the University Prize, from the University of Khartoum. 
  • Prior to the establishment of EcoQatar Dr. Ahmed held a number of key positions in academia, regulatory institutions and the oil and gas industry. These include tenures as Associate Research Scientist and Professor at the Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia and as a Senior Consultant and Advisor in Air Pollution Science and Air Quality at the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration (MEPA), Saudi Arabia. Between 2000 and 2012, Dr. Ahmed was a Lead Environmental Engineer (Policy & Regulations) in the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, Corporate HSE, Qatar Petroleum. Dr. Ahmed’s interest in the field of environmental science is extensive. It includes atmospheric chemistry and air pollution science (air quality, air pollution emissions, transport, transformation, dispersion, deposition & modeling). He is also an expert in energy policy & environmental regulations, eco-toxicology, and climate change. In the latter area, Dr. Ahmed has made significant contributions as a coordinating author and one of the two members of the National Communication Technical Working Group who prepared Qatar’s initial national communication under the UN Framework Convention on Climate change. He was also the co-project manager and lead author of a research investigation on “Photochemical modeling of ambient air ozone in the Western Arabian Gulf coast”. 
  • Dr. Ahmed has published extensively in the field of atmospheric chemistry, air pollution emissions, ambient air quality, toxicology and climate change. His scientific contribution includes a significant number of published papers in refereed international journals and classified technical reports. He made significant contribution to Qatar National Development Strategy (2011-2016) and was a lead author in the Energy Volume of the IPCC 2006 Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Guidelines. 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • During his academic career Dr. Ahmed received a number of honors and awards that include: Khartoum University Prize; U. S. Department of States Scholarship for best accomplished graduates and U.K. overseas Dep. Scholarship for top scholars (PhD Scholarship). He was a member of the Global Emissions Inventory Activity Committee, commissioned by I.U.P.A.C. (American Chemical Society (1990 – 1993) and Lead Author with the IPCC Working Group selected to prepare the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors. Dr Ahmed was also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Greenhouse Gas Emission Factor Database (2002-2008) and member of Qatar National Climate Change Negotiation team to the UNFCCC COP & Subsidiary Bodies Meetings (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008). Of significance Dr Ahmed has been presented by the UN with the “Noble Peace Prize for 2007” in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the work conducted by the IPCC.