Dr. Fathy Saoud, Former President Of Qatar Foundation, Passes Away
The first president of Qatar Foundation, Dr. Fathy Saoud – who played an instrumental role in the journey of the organization from its very first years onward – has passed away.
Dr. Saoud was a member of the team that steered the establishment of Qatar Foundation (QF), and was pivotally involved in the development of the masterplan for its Education City campus. He was at the forefront of negotiations with international universities that led to them establishing branch campuses at Education City that continue today, and in establishing QF’s research, development, and innovation enterprise.
Prior to serving as President of Qatar Foundation between 2007 and 2013, Dr. Saoud was a higher education adviser to QF from 1997 to 2007. He was also a member of QF’s Board of Directors from 2003.
Qatar Foundation is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Saoud, and sends its sincere condolences to his family.
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