Since joining Qatar Tourism Authority in 2013, Mashal Shahbik has taken on various roles in its Marketing and Promotion Sector leading to her promotion to Director of Festivals and Tourism Events in 2015. In her current role, she is responsible for implementing QTA’s strategy to diversify the country’s tourism offering through creating a rich and varied calendar of festivals and events.
Shahbik oversees the conceptualization, planning and execution of nation-wide festivals and tourist events, ensuring engaging and attractive activities are on offer throughout the year. Major events under her remit include Qatar Summer Festival, Eid Celebrations in Qatar, and Qatar International Food Festival.
Prior to joining the tourism sector, Shahbik worked in the field of her formal studies as Senior Medical Technologist at Aspetar, the region’s leading sports medicine hospital.
Shahbik holds a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and is pursuing an Executive MBA from HEC-Paris, Qatar.