Dr. Khalid Abdulla Al-Ali is the acting undersecretary for Higher Education and the Director of Higher Education Institutional Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. He previously served in several educational positions such as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Director of Foundation Program, Vice Dean, college of science at Qatar University, and the chair of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science Knowledge and Technology (COMEST).
He has published several publications in the fields of human genetics and bioethics. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Qatar Cancer Society, the Board of Trustees for North Atlantic College, Community College Qatar, University of Calgary, Academic Bridge Program, Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, and Gulf Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Additionally, he is a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Weill Cornell University, QBRI, QU, and QBB.