Mr Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman
Mr Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya was appointed as Chairman of the QNFSP by His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in 2008. Following his schooling in Qatar, Mr Al-Attiya joined the Qatar Armed Forces as an officer cadet at which time he was accepted to and educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the UK. After Sandhurst he served with the elite Grenadier Guards in the UK and following that with the Special Forces in Qatar.
Mr Al-Attiya read law at Westminster University, and attended his LPC at BPP Law School in London. He has served at the Legal Directorate of the Armed Forces in Qatar, and as a military lawyer.
In 2007 Mr Al-Attiya joined the office of the Heir Apparent at the Emiri Diwan as legal counsel, a position he still holds. He is also on the Legislation Council of Qatar.
In November 2008 the Heir Apparent directed Mr Al-Attiya to chair and lead the Qatar National Food Security Programme, a cooperative effort virtually unprecedented in Qatar's history. Under Mr Al-Attiya's leadership, the QNFSP is developing a Master Plan which upon implementation, will become a model for sustainable, environmentally friendly agriculture in arid regions, and represent a unique challenge to the popular conceptions of Food Security being achieved in dry land countries.
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