Eisa Ahmed Abdulla
Eisa Ahmed Abdulla
Deputy CEO

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.

In 2017 and with the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and the QFMA, Mr Abdulla played a key role in the launch of HEC Paris in Qatar’s first specialised master’s degree programme in Financial Regulation and Leadership.

With over 20 years of management experience, Mr Abdulla has held leadership positions at Vodafone Qatar, where he was Head of Qatarisation and Head of Technology Service Management, responsible for the customer experience; Ooredoo, where he was GSM Engineer; and positions in the energy sector and transportation.

Mr Abdulla holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris in Qatar and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Telecommunication and Internet Engineering from the University of Bradford (UK). This qualification is underpinned by professional memberships including a Diploma in Human Resources Practice from the membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.