Mehdi Benchaabane

Director, Qatar Academy, Qatar Foundation


Mehdi Benchaabane is the Head of School at Qatar Academy Doha, the first and largest pre-K to Grade 12 school at Qatar Foundations. Prior to being a school director, Mehdi co-founded and led the Education Development Institute for eight years. His background is in mathematics, and he held multiple leadership roles with the International Baccalaureate while teaching students in Egypt, Canada and in Qatar.
Mehdi holds a master’s in international education from the University of Bath and is currently completing his Doctoral thesis with the focus on developing an AI-empowered framework for school policies on student discipline and behavior.