Posted on February 02, 2011

Reflecting a new phase in the development of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), the country’s leading educational not-for-profit organisation has announced the appointment of its new Director Mr. Essa Al Mannai with immediate effect.

ROTA Director Essa Al Mannai

Following a successful career as Head of Safety and Loss Prevention at the Qatar General Water and Electricity Corporation (Kahramaa), Essa Al Mannai joined ROTA as Senior Operations Manager in 2009, was promoted to the role of Acting Director in mid-2010 and now permanently takes responsibility for continuing the strategic course set by ROTA’s Board of Directors

“I want to thank Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and the Board of Directors for placing their trust in me, as well as acknowledging the outstanding contribution of my predecessor Omnia Nour. ROTA is a dynamic organization that has achieved a great deal for people and communities in need. Together with the Board of directors, staff, volunteers and sponsors we will build on ROTA's strong foundations and continue making progress towards our goal of providing ‘Education For All’,” commented new ROTA Director Essa Al Mannai.

Essa Al Mannai graduated from Qatar University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Before joining ROTA, Mr. Al Mannai’s previous volunteering and charity commitments included volunteer placement in Belize, participation at the Disaster Management Camp, and being named the Best Volunteer at the 2005 Doha West Asian Games.