In addition to his role as CEO of QDB, Al-Khalifa is a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Elan, a Member of the Board of Directors at Silatech, and a Member of the Board of Directors at Qatar Science Technology Park. He is also Chairman of Qatar Business Incubator Center and the Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development. Previously Al-Khalifa was Executive Director of Strategy & Business Development, serving simultaneously as vice president of several internal and external committees. Prior to joining QDB, Mr. Al-Khalifa worked at Qatar Shell as a Business Development Manager and before that, held technical and managerial positions at The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). Al-Khalifa has vast experience in the SME, private and entrepreneurship sectors. He played a leading role in the launch of several flagship development initiatives, including the Al Dhameen Partial Guarantee Program, Tasdeer Qatar Export Development Agency and the Housing Loan Program for Qatari citizens. Al-Khalifa holds an MBA from Qatar University, a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and has received several specialized diplomas from Harvard and Insead Universities.