Posted on September 28, 2011

Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Al Jazeera, announced today the appointment of Haya Khalifa Al Nassr (pictured), Board Member of Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and Communication Director at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, as Acting General Manager of Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. 

As Director of Communication at Qatar Foundation, Haya Al Nassr has spearheaded cutting-edge communication strategies that support Qatar’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, firmly establishing QF as an instantly recognizable, highly-respected brand globally.  

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Ms Al Nassr has led the development of a long list of influential projects such as QF Radio (broadcasting on 93.7 FM), The Foundation Magazine (distributed internationally) the fortnightly QFTelegraph and the QF Speakers Bureau.  She has also overseen numerous communication strategies and campaigns, strategic partnerships, and QF participation in official state visits.  For example, she played a key role in the headline-grabbing Al Fakhoora campaign for improving education opportunities in Gaza - an undertaking that included a weeklong awareness-raising satellite TV channel and a telethon raising 300 million QAR in aid funding.

Ms Al Nassr joined QF as head of the Board Management Office for the Board of Directors in January 2001. She made several achievements since joining QF.

She holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Qatar University.  She is also Chairperson of the Qatar Luxury Group, and a Member of the Qatar Music Academy Board of Governors, as well as the Board of the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, Qatar MICE Development Institute and Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and Cultural Development Center.

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