Barwa promotes Qatari employees to fill key positions

Press release
Published May 4th, 2011 - 07:54 GMT

Barwa Real Estate, one of the leading real estate and investment organisations in Qatar, announced the appointment of Mr. Khalid Abdulla Al-Hitmi as CEO of Barwa Financial District, and Mr. Ahmad Abdulrahman Al-Sayed as Acting General Manager of Barwa Village. 

These appointments come in line with Barwa vision and strategy to enable Qatari employees and promote them to leading key positions in the Group. This gives chance to Qatari employees to cone their skills and enhance their performance through interaction with international talents. No doubt this accordingly shall increase Qatari employees’ efficiency and productivity. 

Before joining Barwa, Eng. Khalid Abdulla Al-Hitimi, has assumed many leading administrative and engineering positions. He joined Kahramaa as a water supply network engineer, and then moved to join the Special Engineering Office as Engineering Affairs Manager. Since he joined Barwa in 2008, he was appointed as Project Manager of Barwa village, then General Manager of Barwa Village, Board Member of Masaken Barwa Limited Co, recently as CEO of Salwa Bay project, and finally as CEO of Barwa Financial District. 

It is worth mentioning that Barwa Real Estate has recently inked a framework agreement with Qatar Petroleum (QP). Barwa Financial District (BFD) will develop its iconic project to become QP’s headquarter complex. Upon completion, BFD will transfer ownership to QP, who will own and occupy the development. The deal will see Barwa Real Estate delivering a turnkey scheme for Qatar Petroleum, enabling QP to commence operations with immediate effect from the first day of delivery. 

Eng. Ahmad Abdulrahman Al-Sayed enjoys 18 years in amenities, facilities and real estate related industries. He is a holder of a bachelor of Engineering in 1992. Before joining Barwa, he has filled a number of key engineering positions, including head of maintenance unit, Qtel; head of Engineering and Academic Services, Aspire Sports Academy, then Operation Manager, Sports City in Aspire Academy. Since joining Barwa in 2008, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager of Barwa Village and recently promoted to General Manager of Barwa village. 

Located just 10 kilometers away from the city and midway between Doha International Airport and Wakra and with Its 18 residential blocks built on a spacious 193,300 sq m, Barwa Village project provides residents with a wide apartment lifestyle options. The QR 1.6 billion BARWA development contains 458 residential units, a clubhouse, swimming pool, an international standard school, a neighborhood park, public plazas, a playground, mosques and a health clinic. A shopping plaza with 918 retail shops provides all the commercial needs for the neighborhood and exemplifies an exciting new approach to real estate development focused not just on homes, but an entire community.

Background Information

Barwa

Barwa's foundations were laid on 15 November 2005, when it obtained its commercial license. The group's name derives from an important principle in Qatar's commercial heritage - the concept of a reliable and trustworthy agreement or contract. These values form the core of our corporate personality. 
Since its establishment, Barwa has proven to be a dynamic and powerful contributor towards the development of Qatar. We seek to contribute to the government's over-arching development plan for Qatar as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030 which has been launched and is being sponsored by His Highness Sheikh / Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – The Emir.

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