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Joint Advisory Board

The Joint Advisory Board (JAB) of Texas A&M University at Qatar was established 25 May 2003, between Texas A&M University and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to provide advice regarding the management and operation of Texas A&M at Qatar to the Dean and CEO and to Qatar Foundation. The JAB is primarily responsible for ongoing review and evaluation of the success of Texas A&M at Qatar.


His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada — Chairman
Former Minister of Energy and Industry, State of Qatar

Dr. N. K. Anand — Vice Chair
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Texas A&M University

Engineer Mohamed Salem Al-Marri
Executive Vice President of Projects, Engineering and Procurement Services, QatarEnergy

Mr. Bill Bullock, Jr.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ConocoPhillips

Mr. Dominic Genetti 
Senior Vice President - CCS, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions

Dr. Mounir Hamdi 
Founding Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dr. Alan Sams
Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Texas A&M University

Mr. Shannon Slocum
President, Eastern Hemisphere, Halliburton

Ex-officio Members

Mr. Francisco J. Marmolejo
Higher Education President and Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)

Dr. César O. Malavé
Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Dr. Ioannis G. Economou, Secretariat
Executive Associate Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Dean's Development Council

The Dean’s Development Council (DDC) comprises senior industry and community leaders who provide counsel, connections and support to promote the vision, goals and objectives of Texas A&M University at Qatar. The DDC is empowered to assist with raising funds for the campus in response to its mission and strategic priorities.


Mr. Richard Tallant — Chair
Executive Vice President for GTL, Shell
Managing Director, Qatar Shell Company

Dr. Mohammed Al-Mulla
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)

Sheikh Khalid Al-Thani
Chief Engineering & Project Officer, QatarEnergy LNG

H.E. Sheikha Hanadi Al-Thani
Vice Chairman, Nasser Bin Khalid Al-Thani & Sons Holding Co.

Mr. Yasser Al-Jaidah
Chief Executive Officer, Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool)

Mr. Dominic Genetti
Senior Vice President - CCS, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions

Mr. Jason Bridger
Managing Director, SLB

H.E. Engr. Essa Al-Kuwari
President, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa)

H.E. Dr. Engr. Saad Al-Muhannadi
President, Public Works Authority (Ashghal)

Mr. Frederic Paux
Chief Executive Officer, North Oil Company

Ms. Mariam Al-Meer ’12 — representing former students
Senior Business Development Advisor, Qatar Shell Company

Mr. Bill Arnold
President, ConocoPhillips Qatar Ltd.

Mr. Mansur Zhakupov
Managing Director and Country Chair, Total E&P Qatar TotalEnergies

Mr. Hakan Ozdemir
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Qatar

Mr. Neil Gunnion
Country Head and Vice President of Operations, McDermott

Mr. Ali Al-Harbi
Country Manager, Halliburton Qatar