Mr Abdulla joined the QFCRA as Chief Administrative Officer in June 2014. In March of 2016, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In 2020, Mr Abdulla was appointed Deputy CEO of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), where he played a leading role in the capital market regulations and organisational development.
He was also appointed as Head of Qatar’s Mutual Evaluation Taskforce, where he led Qatar’s successful results in the mutual evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2023. In September 2023, Mr Abdulla returned to the QFCRA as Deputy CEO.
Among Mr Abdulla’s achievements at the QFCRA are the organisation’s award-winning nationalisation programme, Al Masar; Mubadarah, the QFCRA’s award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility programme; a centralised, automated online system logging all Corporate Services incidents, inquiries and requests; Corporate Services department dashboards; improved infrastructure and security systems for IT functions and a partnership, the first in Qatar, with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for the Human Resources department.