Mahmoud Qutub is the Executive Director of the Workers’ Welfare & Labour Rights Department at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation delivering the infrastructure and host country planning and operations for the FIFA World Cup 2022™️. He also serves as the Workers’ Welfare & Labour Rights Advisor to the Chairman at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, the tournament organisers. Over a span of twelve years, Mahmoud played a key role in shaping and delivering a number of key legacy initiatives for the SC, including the workers’ welfare programme, ensuring its sustainable impact and legacy way beyond the tournament. Under his leadership, various strategic welfare initiatives have been launched – from recruitment fees reimbursement to grievance mechanisms, to comprehensive medical screenings and innovative cooling technologies – that continue to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of workers involved in the delivery of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Mahmoud also serves as the Chair of the SC and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) Joint Working Group and is a member of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Sustainability Steering Group, which oversees the integrated sustainability policy and strategy directly related to all aspects of the tournament. He is also on the Advisory Board of World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). Prior to his time at the SC, Mahmoud served at a top management consultancy firm in Washington DC, where he accumulated vast experience in public and private sector development, advising a multitude of government clients in business strategy, organisational effectiveness and operational execution across several sectors.
Mahmoud received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and an MA in International Transactions (Commerce and Policy) and BA in International Studies from George Mason University.