Al Anabi racing team intern meets Qatari envoy to US
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA THE Al Anabi Racing Team’s Qatari intern from Texas A&M University in Qatar Abdul Wahab attended an event in honour of the new Qatari ambassador to the United States in Washington before travelling to Alan Johnson Performance Engineering (AJPE) in Santa Maria, California, for his twoweek internship, which ended on Sunday.
The Al Anabi Racing Top Fuel team, owned by HE Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Thani, is partnering with Texas A&M University in Qatar to provide real-life Motorsports experience for students in engineeringrelated fields. Wahab, the programme’s first intern, began his internship at the Toyota NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, New Jersey earlier this month shadowing various members of the Al- Anabi team crew to learn about the 8,000 horse power Top Fuel engine and how it is assembled.
After the race, he travelled to Washington for the USQatar Business Council reception and dinner in honour of Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States HE Mohamed bin Abdulla al Rumaihi. Also attending the event were Al Anabi Racing Team Manager Alan Johnson as well as Al Anabi Director of Racing Operations Chad Head. Between the NHRA race in New Jersey and meeting the Ambassador, Wahab did some sightseeing in Washington.
“It was truly an incredible experience, and it was an honour to meet Rumaihi as well as former Ambassador Theros and his staff at the USQBC (United States-Qatar Business Council) dinner in Washington,” Wahab said.
“The event in the Washington was a very important networking event.
It was an opportunity to get to know people in various fields of expertise. Besides the ambassador of Qatar, the important figures I met at the event included the President of ExxonMobil Production, R M Kruger, who explained the importance of the ExxonMobil plant in Qatar,” he added.
Ambassador Rumaihi previously served as assistant foreign minister, during which time he attended various international conferences and participated in the UN General Assembly.
Among his work, he was head of the Government Committee for Delineating Maritime Borders and the Working Team of the UN Security Council (2000-07), as well as head of the organising committees for international conferences such as the F77, China 2005, New and Restored Democracies 2006, Gulf Summit 2007, Financing Development Summit 2008, Arab Summit 2009, and Arab and Latin America Summit 2009.
He was Qatar’s ambassador to France and nonresident ambassador to Belgium, the Swiss Federation, Luxemburg and the European Union (2002-03).