United Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar’s major publicly traded shareholding companies, has appointed Badr al-Meer as its acting CEO. He succeeds Ebrahim M al-Sulaiti, whose duties ended on Sunday.
With a degree in Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver; al-Meer brings to the role a wealth of technical and business experience.
He previously served as vice-president (Engineering and Construction) at UDC, and had worked in progressively important management roles at leading Qatari entities, including as senior vice-president at Hamad International Airport and senior vice-president at Qatar Airways.
The master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, the Middle East’s most innovative urban development, UDC was established in 1999 and listed on the Qatar Exchange in June 2003.
Companies under its umbrella include United Fashion Company, Ronautica Middle East and United Hospitality Company. Companies most recently established include Madinainova, United Facilities Management Company and The Pearl Owners Corporation.