The Jury

Profile of

Mr. Yosouf Abdulrahman Al-Salehi

Executive Director of Qatar Science & Technology Park
“Action and adaptability create opportunity.”

Yosouf Abdulrahman Al-Salehi was a permanent jury member on Stars of Science for three consecutive seasons ( 2013- 2015) and a guest juror for several seasons. He’s returning to Stars of Science jury panel for the 15- year anniversary of the program.

Yosouf Al-Salehi joined Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) as Executive Director in October, 2018. Yosouf brings a wealth of expertise to this senior leadership role from the fields of tech development and research.

Over the past 24 years, Yosouf has held technical, management and research positions in the oil and gas industry in Qatar, starting his career in 1997 as a quality controller at Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) before rapidly progressing to leadership positions.

In 2007, he joined the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) – an anchor tenant of QSTP. In 2011, Yosouf held the position of Vice President at QSRTC where he oversaw QSRTC’s $100 million investment commitment to research, with a specific focus on ‘Corrosion in Gas plants’ and ‘CO2 Utilization and water solutions’.

In his capacity as Vice President of QSRTC, Yosouf also managed Qatar Shell’s collaborations with various local and international academic institutions and ensured the organization met its Qatarization KPIs in each department.

He also serves on the advisory board of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPAQ) and a member of Qatar’s Artificial Intelligence Committee.

“Never underestimate the power of business mentorship. Take all of the advice, critique, feedback and support that you can get because that’s what helps to turn your brilliant idea into a commercially viable business. As an entrepreneur, you’ve already taken your first step towards success when you took the risk to create something novel and impactful. So, Stars of Science is here to help you on that exciting journey of learning, adapting and improving your innovation until it can change lives for the better.”