Mr. Faisal Al-Hammadi is an investment management professional with over 20 years in corporate finance, investment management, and financial advisory. He is also on the board of the Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD) and is Chairman of Hassad Food Company. Mr. Al-Hammadi has led and participated in many restructuring ventures for companies and investment portfolios.
Beginning his illustrious career in the Corporate Finance division of Qatar Steel, he rose through the ranks to reach his current leadership role as Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Fund at the General Retirement & Social Insurance in Qatar. Prior to joining the Pension Fund, he played an advisory role at the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investments (SCEAI), which sets economic policy and the capital allocation strategy for the State of Qatar. Mr. Al-Hammadi also headed the Asset Management division at Qatar Investment Authority, where he managed the finances of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Qatar.
Apart from his corporate career, he has also been involved in academia during his tenure as a lecturer at Qatar University's College of Economics and Business Administration.
In 1998, Mr. Al-Hammadi obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of Economics & Business, Qatar University. He subsequently completed his Master's degree in Finance at the American University Kogod Business School in Washington D.C. Apart from his university education, he also acquired a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) certification in 2006, and successfully completed a program in Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2008.