Posted on May 31, 2015

United Development Company (UDC), today announced that Ibrahim Al-Othman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company.

Approved by the Board of Directors, Mr. Al-Othman’s appointment follows the revelation last March by the UDC Chairman of the Board during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that various candidates for the CEO position were being considered and that an appointment should be made within “two to three months’ time.” According to UDC Chairman and Managing Director Turki Al-Khater, Ibrahim Al-Othman is a perfect fit to lead United Development Company. “Mr. Al-Othman is a chief executive who will capably lead United Development Company forward by ensuring it remains results oriented and focused on delivering for our shareholders, clients, residents and employees.”

He further explained, "For six years, Ibrahim has led Gulf Drilling International (GDI) as their Chief Executive Officer, and during this time he has proved to be an outstanding leader who has made a direct impact on the Company’s bottom line.”

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Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil industry, working for national, international and oil service companies. Throughout his executive career path at GDI, he has chaired various strategy-inclined committees and has also represented Qatar Petroleum (QP) as director on the boards of numerous joint venture companies. “I am honored to be offered this role,” said Ibrahim Al-Othman. “UDC, with its reputation as one of the leading Qatari Shareholding companies and its diversified portfolio of excellent businesses and developments, particularly The Pearl-Qatar, is well-positioned locally and globally, and I look forward to many years of productive team work there.”

UDC, which has joined Qatar Stock Exchange in 2003, has since seen some of the most impressive rates of growth in the market. Its long-term strategy towards investment has helped forge its reputation as one of the leading shareholding companies in Qatar. Since its founding in 2000, UDC has developed into a first-class urban developer and joint venture partner, and has successfully established several companies and ventures. Subsidiaries and partnerships under United Development Company’s umbrella include United Fashion Company, Hospitality Development Company, Ronautica Middle East, Qatar Cool, Madinainova, United Facilities Management Company, United Technology Solutions, and various others.  UDC is also owner and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, the Middle East’s most innovative mixed-use urban development.