Dr. Abdellatif Saoudi

Managing Director
+(974) 4454 0629

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Business Analyst: Lawrence G. Tingson (ltingson@hbku.edu.qa)
We are building a new model for research in the region through QCRI – one that not only stimulates a vibrant research environment but more notably one that has relevance and impact locally with global appeal.

Research Focus at QCRI

Dr. Saoudi is Managing Director of Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Computing Research Institute.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Dr. Saoudi served as Head Corporate Solutions in Qatar Petroleum (Qatar) where he managed large-scale ICT projects’ portfolio as well as leading major initiatives related to Web Technologies, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and GIS.

He worked as an IT expert for Islamic Development Bank (International Financial Institution) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he played a key role in leading the strategic banking solutions.

He also served on the faculties of Polytechnic Institute of Nantes and Nantes University. The author of several industrial and scientific papers, he is interested in internet computing, data analytics, and knowledge management.

Professional Experience

  • Qatar Petroleum, Head of Corporate Solutions, 2006 – 2010
  • Qatar Petroleum, Senior Systems Engineer, 2004 – 2006
  • Islamic Development Bank, Business Information Officer, 1998 – 2004

Professional Associations and Awards

  • GIS Special Achievement Award from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), 2008


  • PhD, Computer Science, Nantes University, 1997
  • MSc, INSA de Lyon, 1993

Selected Research


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