Our team 

The caliber of our team and international partners allow us to bring our clients’ stories to the market in the most impactful way. Foresight’s portfolio of services reflects the depth of experience of our people.

Our principals have held senior posts at the highest levels of

government, commerce and education in Qatar. In these roles, they worked extensively withcommunications and marketing professionals around the world. These relationships form the foundation of Foresight.

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We are only as wonderful as the individuals who work here. Our culture is built on autonomy, empowerment, and innovation.

 Our team is led by Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad who has over thirty years of leadership experience in Qatar’s public space. Qatar University’s former and first female President, Professor Al-Misnad is one of Qatar’s leading public figures and is a partner in many initiatives geared towards the fulfillment of national development strategies.

At the international level, Professor Al-Misnad is a member of several prestigious bodies and delegations such as the UNESCO, United Nations University Council, and others. 

Recently, Dr. Al-Misnad is elected to represent Qatar in UN Committee on Racial Discrimination. 

 

Howaida Nadim

CEO, Partner

Howaida Nadim is an experienced

executive, digital strategist and policy

developer with a proven track record

of helping government and private

entities build their corporate

strategies, brand, develop their

human capital, raise their visibility

and develop strategic plans to

achieve their mission. 

Howaida has a deep understanding

of all aspects of related to Qatari culture, markets, policies, strategies and media. A skilled communicator with expertise in digital solutions, marketing, strategic communications planning, crisis communications, and public education campaigns. 

 

Trusted advisor to senior leadership in areas related to education reform, ICT and regulation with focus on policy development, strategic planning, performance management, digital transformation, and stakeholders communications.

Ms. Nadim holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Western International University and post-graduate diplomas in Data Processing Management and public policy.

 

Gwilym Lewis

Cyber Security Consultant

Gwilym is the Director at Appsecco since September 2015, a specialist application security company that ‘gets’ web security and can advise clients on the best route for their businesses. Appsecoo provides simple solutions to problems without confusing our clients with technicalities.

 

Every team member shares a passion for providing the best possible security solutions that meet the commercial needs and challenges of the clients and organisations we work for.

 

No matter where they are based they bring the same strategic and pragmatic thinking to ensure that security, operations and commercial goals are aligned to bring you the best possible results.

Roza Al-Moosafri

Marketing Director

Roza Al Moosafri, Founder and currently Marketing Director at Foresight, responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the overall digital marketing strategy for clients.

 

Before starting at Foresight, Roza spent 8 years at beIN MEDIA GROUP, managing integrated marketing campaigns (in three different languages English, Arabic and French) to 23 MENA countries. More so, Roza also built, managed and lead the award winning Social Media platforms of beIN SPORTS and beIN Entertainment . Throughout her career at beIN MEDIA GROUP and at present moment, Roza stays in-the-know for all Social Media and digital trends.

 

Roza is an articulate communicator, who can fluently speak the language of both people and technology. Roza excels in building and telling  the story.


Apart from Roza’s career, Roza is a sports fanatic, from watching Football and Tennis on TV to practicing yoga

and weightlifting.

Mohammed El-Bashir

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

Mohammed is a leading expert in

the realm of Internet and technology

policies and regulations. He has an

extensive regional and international

experience in Internet/Technical

infrastructure management,

technology policy development,

standards and Internet governance

issues. He has been actively involved

in developing digital solutions,

products and systems.

 

Mohamed, established and managed the Technical Affairs Department of Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority from 2008 to 2016 - leading and implementing major national telecom and Internet Projects in Qatar. 

 

Mohamed has been awarded the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers “ICANN” leadership award for 2016 for his knowledge and contributions to the global Internet technical community.

Michael Madison 

Digital Strategy Advisor

Michael Madison provides

counsel for our clients on a variety

of topics related to digital

strategy including

content management systems,

technology resourcing,

user experience, content

development, data visualization,

social media and

digital marketing.

Mr. Madison has over a dozen years of experience advising, managing and leading digital communications strategy, user experience and technical development projects using open source and proprietary tools. He has built a career in web technology with clients across a variety of sectors in both Qatar and the United States.

His experience in Qatar includes strategic leadership for projects on behalf of the Communications Regulatory Authority (formerly ictQATAR), Supreme Education Council, and Hamad Medical Corporation. In the United States he has worked extensively in the non-profit, government and foundation sectors.

Tariq Gulrez

Research & Analytics, Managing Partner 

Tariq has research and analytics experience across diverse
management topics, media and market development areas. He is an expert in international benchmarking, progress monitoring, research designing and modelling. Tariq was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching Qatar’s ICT Observatory.

 

He has hands-on experience in leading market indicators and analytics assignments at national level and is an expert in indexing and identifying improvement areas from trusted databases and publications. He has managed Qatar’s ICT Landscape Reports since its first publication in 2009 until 2017.


Tariq is a member of policy advisory board at Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University since 2012. He is also a member of the expert group at UN-ITU and has been technical reviewer of World Economic Forum, Universal Postal Union and Qatar’s Digital Government Indices. Tariq chaired World Association for Public Opinion Research 2015 regional conference session on New Technology for Data Collection.
He was trained by UN-ITU and UNCTAD on monitoring Households, Individuals and Business indicators. Tariq holds two Master’s degree – M.B.A and MSc.

Sami Mubarak

Social Media Expert 

Samy Mubarak is an expert in marketing and all things digital. Among other impressive achievements, he co-founded Taghreedat, a first ever online community initiative that took a user-centric approach to enriching Arabic digital content.

 

He co-managed all operations and strategic planning for this largest crowd-sourced Arabic e-content initiative with over 19,000 members from 31 countries, and helped it grow to be the Arab region’s third most influential non-personal Twitter account with over 85,000 followers. Drawing on its previous successes, Samy is leads and works closely with interdisciplinary teams serving Foresight’s diverse clients on a daily basis.

Anand Rangachary

Research & Strategy Consultant

Anand is a research & strategy consulting professional with over 15 years experience . His main focus has been in assisting businesses spanning diverse industries in defining their roadmap for growth in the medium and long term. He specifically adds value by developing research and consulting frameworks that enable sustainable growth and ensure a smooth transition in the interim.

 

He has previously worked as a Partner & Managing Director with Frost & Sullivan Inc., a global research & consulting company headquartered in Mountain View, California. As the Managing Director of Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Anand had the independent P&L responsibility for the company’s business interests in the region.

 

Anand was also instrumental in developing a captive Centre of Excellence for the company in Chennai, which was one of the first outsourced entities for high value knowledge processes in India. Anand has a BE and MS from BITS, Pilani and MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management Research, Mumbai.