Director, Information Technology
Fatma Al Sowaidi was appointed Director of Information Technology in January 2020. She joined the QFC Regulatory Authority in 2011 as an Information Technology specialist.
Mrs Al Sowaidi is certified by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and has 15 years of professional experience in the IT industry. Her areas of expertise cover project management, business process automation, system analysis and design, web-based application development, custom enterprise solutions delivery, software quality assurance and quality control, training module design, and training conduction.
She started her career in 2008 as a software specialist at Qatar Foundation, where she designed and developed various web-based solutions for the business and managed successful IT projects.
Mrs Al Sowaidi holds a B. Sc. (Hons) in International Business Information Technology (IBIT) from Teesside University in the United Kingdom and a diploma in Internet Application Development from the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar.
Fatin Ali Al Hitmi was appointed Head of Administration in January 2017. She joined the QFC Regulatory Authority in 2008 as an Information Technology associate.
As Head of Administration, Ms Al Hitmi manages the activities of the Corporate Communications, Translation and Operations departments in Corporate Services.
With eight years of professional experience in the IT industry, Ms Al Hitmi’s areas of expertise cover business process automation and governance for policies and procedures.
Ms Al Hitmi holds a B. Sc. in Information Technology from Qatar University, and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, where her areas of focus were corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. She holds ISO certifications in Information Security Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) and Information Technology Service Management System (ISO/IEC 2000-1:2011), as well as a COBIT 5 certification for IT professionals specialising in governance and management of enterprise IT.
Mona Abdulla Ali joined the Regulatory Authority in 2012 as a Graduate Fellow, a bespoke programme that was replaced by the Al Masar programme in 2015. Miss Ali’s 12-month rotation exposed her to various functions in the Finance department, which helped solidify her understanding and selection of a specific career path. In 2013, she joined the Finance department as an Associate. After completing one year, she was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2014. In 2017, she was promoted to Associate Director, responsible for preparing the Regulatory Authority’s annual budget in accordance with Ministry requirements.
Miss Ali graduated from the University of Leeds in the UK with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, as well as a Master’s degree in Accounting.
Head, Strategy and Organisational Development
Wadha Khalid Al Jaber joined the Regulatory Authority in 2016 as an Associate in the Human Resources department as part of the Al Masar Nationalisation programme. Miss Al Jaber’s 12-month rotation exposed her to various functions in Human Resources and Strategy and Organisational Development department, which helped solidify her understanding and selection of a specific career path.
In 2017, Miss Al Jaber joined the Strategy and Organisational Development department. After three years on the team, she was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2020. In 2021, she was appointed Head of Strategy and Organisational Development.
Miss Al Jaber graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2016. She also holds a Level 5- diploma from the Charted Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).