Some Reshuffling in Qatar Cabinet

Posted on 11/04/2018


Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued decrees restructuring the boards of both the state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Qatar National Bank (QNB) CEO, Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari was appointed to oversee a new ministry department that mergers the commerce and industry under one ministry (Minister of Trade and Industry). These occurred via Amiri Decree No. 7 of 2018.

In addition, Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, who became CEO of Qatar Petroleum in 2014 and is a board member of QIA, jointed Qatar’s cabinet as Minister of State for Energy Affairs.

Furthermore, Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi will be the new Minister of Justice and Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie is the new Minister of Municipality and Environment. Yousef Bin Mohammed Al-Othman Fakhro was named the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.

Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was named Chairman of QIA.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani was named Chairman of Qatar Petroleum. He is the 30-year-old deputy and brother of the emir.