board of directors
Sheikh Jabr bin Yusuf bin Jassim Al Thani
President of Qatar Expo
Sheikh Jabr Qatari, a law graduate, held several government positions in the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as director of the Department of International Organizations and Conventions with the rank of advisor, as well as director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Office of the Prime Minister of Qatar.
He currently owns and heads several different companies, which operate in various fields, from manufacturing and real estate to insurance, general trade, legal services, public relations, steel production plants, as well as a member of the board of directors of some private institutions inside and outside Qatar.
Mr. Salah Omar Al Sheikh
President of the Sudanese Exhibition Association.
General Manager of Soda Expo
Mr. Salah Omar Al Sheikh, a graduate of the Faculty of Mass Communication, has worked in journalism since 1976 in Sudan and the UAE, where she worked for 10 years in UAE newspapers. Mr. Salah al-Sheikh is also the publisher and founder of a Sudanese newspaper (Al-balad)
Mr. Salah Alsheikh also served as a former Secretary-General of the Sudanese Journalists’ Syndicate, a member of the Union of Arab Journalists, a member of the International Federation of Journalists, and served as a parliamentarian in the Sudanese People’s Assembly for two sessions.
Founded Soda Expo for Exhibitions and Conferences in 2001, where he organized hundreds of events, participations, and specialized exhibitions, he was the first to organize the Sudanese village at the Dubai Shopping Festival and won the first prize
Soda Expo has received numerous awards for external participation as a member of the Arab Federation of International Exhibitions and Conferences
Mr. Elie Rizk
President of the Lebanese Exhibitions and Conferences Association.
Born on November 12, 1961, Mr. Elie Rizk is a Lebanese national with more than 40 years of experience in business development, generating investments in the Gulf region and Arab countries, particularly in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan.
Mr. Rizk holds several positions, including Chairman of the Lebanese Gulf Business Development Authority, Chairman of the Euro-Gulf Business Development Committee at ASCOME, Chairman of the Board of Directors of M.I.C.E. Arab Group, Founder/Board Member of LIFICORP and Chairman of the Elie Rizk Foundation. Mr. Rizk is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the French Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, a member of Businessmed, a member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Ms. Lamia Queslati
Holder of a master’s degree in interior design she taught for several years as an assistant lecturer at the university. Ms. Oueslati is managing today two companies one in interior design and the other specialized in organizing fairs and exhibitions in Tunisia and abroad. Ms. Oueslati is an Executive member in the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs and in the chamber of organizers of fairs and exhibitions at the headquarters of the utica Tunis.