The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
In September 2018, Mansoor Al-Mahmoud was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), in addition to his role as the Special Advisor to Qatar Museums’ Chairperson, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, which he has held since March 2014. Prior to his appointment at QIA, he was the CEO of Qatar Museums, where he oversaw key strategic projects and provided managerial leadership across the organization.
In February 2019, Mr. Al-Mahmoud was appointed as Vice Chairman of Qatar Exchange, he is also a member of QNB Board since 2004 and the Chairman of the Group Audit and Compliance Committee since 2016. Additionally, he is a Board Member for both Qatari Diar and Doha Film Institute.
Mr. Al-Mahmoud was the CEO of Qatar Development Bank “QDB” and the Office Director of Investment Affairs for H.E. the Former Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was also Head of Risk Management at Qatar Investment Authority in addition to other positions in Qatar Islamic Bank and the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investments.Last Updated: Jul 21, 2020, 4:32pm