Meet the staff in the British Council Qatar Office
English Language Centre Director; Rosanna Dewas

Director English Language Rosanna Dawes

Director of English Language Services

Rosanna joined the British Council in 2011, and worked in a number of education management roles in Egypt and Kuwait before joining the team in Qatar in 2016. Her role is to oversee all our teaching, exams, and educational programme work in Qatar. Outside of work, Rosanna enjoys cooking, cycling, visiting Qatar’s beaches and travelling around the region.

Zoheb Khawaja

Head of Business Development & Country Lead – Exams

Zoheb joined the British Council in June 2013. He has previously worked in different industries in a business development and account management function. His current role is to provide leadership and strategic management to Qatar exams department. 

Maissa Cortbaoui - Head of Resources - British Council, Qatar

Maissa Cortbaoui

HR Manager Oman, Qatar, UAE

Maissa joined us in March 2013. She has previously worked in different positions related to human resources management. Her role is to lead on the Human Resources Management for the Qatar operation and provide leadership and strategic management of the broader resources function including finance, premises and procurement.

Waseem Kotoub - Arts manager - British Council in Qatar

Waseem Kotoub

Senior Programme Manager, Culture and Sport Programme, Gulf

Waseem joined the British Council in 2009. He is a medical doctor and a pianist with extensive knowledge in the arts and proven track record of completing outstanding quality health, science, arts and creative economy projects. His background in management enriched his role in leading on all programmes for local and regional projects such as Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013 and the annual British Festivals amongst others.