Ghada Mohammed Al-Khater holds the position of Operations Manager in QBRI. She has diverse experiences in different sectors mainly in finance, sports and biomedical. Ghada started her Career in the Ministry of Economy and Finance as a Researcher of Administrates Affairs in the Public Budget Dept. where she participated in preparing Budget for the State of Qatar (2003 – 2008) and a member of Restructuring and Re-engineering of Financial Policies, Systems and Processes of the State of Qatar Ministry of Finance (Singapore) (2007-2008). In the Olympic Committee Ghada was the Head of Development & Projects in HR Dept. where she lead a lot of HR projects and was in charge of the HR strategy implementation and monitoring. One of her greatest achievement “the Automation of Performance Appraisal System & Integration with Competency Profiling”.
She is with Qatar Foundation since 2010 till date; joined recruitment where she led a lot of recruitment related activities and represented QF locally and internationally. In 2013 she was nominated from the HR Department to Head the business support in Qatar Biobank where she in charge of HR, Finance, Planning, Facility Management and Procurement. She has participated in many Communication and awareness activities and was assigned at that time Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Ghada was the Project Manager of the Inauguration of Qatar Biobank by H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser which was entrusted to her by the upper management. Ghada joined QBRI in 2015, as a “Operations Manager” & part of the senior management and leadership mainly to manage human resources and procurement to ensure effective and close working relations within the three research centers in QBRI and HBKU as well as the equivalent directorates within Qatar Foundation.
She is among the first batch graduate from Qatar Branch Campuses HEC- Paris Majoring in Executive Masters in Strategic Business Unit Management from HBKU in 2014 and holds a Bachelors of Art Degree in English Literature from Qatar University.
Hamda Al-Mutawa holds the position of Research Quality Assurance Manager at QBRI since April 2014. This position is aimed to oversee the institutional Compliance Programs related to safety, Quality and facilities. The Compliance Management program ensures that the institute management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of national & international regulatory agencies (SCH, MOE, GLP, GMP, HIPAA, OSHA), that institutional policies and procedures are being followed, and that performance in the institute meets the organization’s Standards of Conduct.
Hamda’s position also involves developing, implementing, and maintaining organization-wide total quality management and quality assurance (TQM/QA) programs. She provides TQM/QA assistance to senior management, principal investigators, and laboratory managers and serves as the QBRI representative on quality & safety matters. Ms. Al-Mutawa is also responsible for assisting the institute obtaining international recognition, maintaining CAP (College of American Pathologists) accreditation and ISO Quality Management Systems, ensuring that policies and procedures are developed and are closely followed to achieve sustainable highest standards of performance, while maintaining health and safety measures and disaster preparedness through her role as IBO (Institutional Biosafety Officer) conducting safety audits and enhancement of safety awareness culture.
Ms. Al-Mutawa acts as an advisor to the QBRI management & scientists through monitoring and reporting results of the compliance/ethics efforts of the institute, and to develops, initiates, maintains and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the compliance program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conducts. The Compliance Management Office is representing the institute in Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to implement all necessary safety measures to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective safety compliance programs for research and laboratories
Ms. Al-Mutawa received her B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Science Program from Qatar University. Prior to her current position, she was Quality Manager in Shafallah Medical Genetics Center for 4 years and she was engaged in research and laboratory management for molecular and genetics applications. Her certification as ISO 17025, & ISO 15089 Lead Auditor and Certified ASQ Six Sigma- green belt that helped her promoting continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies, as well as implementation of effective corrective actions and problem solving solutions using Root Cause Analysis tools.