Dr Haitham is currently working as the special advisor to the Minister of Finance and the Chief Economic Advisor at the QFC Authority which he joined in August 2016.
He has over 12 years of experience spanning the fields of Economic Development, policy and management within governmental and non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the QFC Authority, Dr Haitham held the position of Director of Science Policy and Management at Sidra Medical and Research Centre, a member of Qatar Foundation.
He was a member of the Supreme Council of Health Ethics Committee, Carnegie Mellon University–Qatar Institutional Review Board and the Qatar Cancer Action Team of the Supreme Council of Health, among others.
He is the proud recipient of Oxford University’s Honorary Senior Research Fellowship, the League of the Arab States’ 25th Anniversary Distinguished Student Award, the Scientific Excellence Award in Physics from GCC and the Arab Thought Foundation Prize for Outstanding Talented Youth for being the youngest Arab and Muslim physician having graduated Medical School at 19 years of age.
He holds an MBA from Stanford University, USA, a Master of Arts in Education, as well as a certificate of Social Innovation and Public Management from Stanford University, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, USA, in International and Global Affairs and an MBBS from King Saud University.