Kholode AlObaidli

Chief Learning Officer

Sidra Medicine



Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli is the Chief Learning Officer of Sidra Medicine. She was appointed to the role in June 2016, bringing over 18 years of experience in leadership development. Her expertise is in delivering innovative talent management programs and developing educational initiatives linked to corporate strategy. Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Al-Obaidli was Vice President of HR National Talent Management at Qatar Airways Group, the national carrier of Qatar. In this capacity, she contributed to increased representation of nationals through the development of innovative programs designed to embed and accelerate Qatarisation. Her use of learning and education as foundational elements in Qatarisation and corporate strategy helped the Group to establish lasting partnerships with GE, Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Airbus, as well as a number of educational institutes in Qatar and overseas. Her work in Qatarisation and continued executive education for the leadership team created a competitive advantage for Qatar Airways, as the Group sought to become an employer of choice in the country. Dr. Al-Obaidli holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Education from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has a master’s degree from the University of Manchester, UK, and a bachelor’s degree from Qatar University. She has previously served as Executive Director of the Overseas Student Scholarship Office at Qatar Airways Group, as well as Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Development at Qatar Olympic Committee