First Arabian country to host the FIFA World Cup. Probably the richest country in the world. A country whose GDP was 19,136.21 billion USD in 2018. There are also a lot of other accomplishments and things that have been done well. Which was made possible by a great decision made by the royal family of Qatar over the past two hundred years.
In the last few hundred years, Qatar has been ruled by nine different Emirs from the Al Thani family. These Emirs brought Qatar all of the beauty and prestige it has now, and there are other members of the family who are still adding to it. Here you can see the names of the people who have been the Emir of Qatar and how long they were in charge.
- Sheik Mohammed bin Thani (1850–1878)
- Sheik Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (1878–1913)
- Sheik Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani (1913–1914)
- Sheik Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani (1914–1949)
- Sheik Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani (1949–1960)
- Sheik Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani (1960–1972)
- Sheik Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1972–1995)
- Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995–2013)
- Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (2013–present)
The Emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
His Highness Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was born on June 3, 1980. He is His Highness Sheik Hamad’s fourth child. In 1997, the current Emir of Qatar, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, finished high school at Sherborne School (International College) in Great Britain. In 1998, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His Highness Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was named Qatar’s Heir Apparent on August 5, 2003. On June 25, 2013, he became the Emir of Qatar.
In 2005, Sheik Tamim set up Qatar Sport Investments, which owns the French football team Paris Saint-Germain. Clearly, he was in charge of setting up the XV Asian Games, also known as the 15th Asian Games, which took place in Doha, Qatar, from December 1 to 15.
Qatar won the right to host the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships because Sheikh Tamim was in charge.
He is a member of the International Olympic Committee and is in charge of the National Olympic Committee. He was also in charge of Doha’s bid for the Olympics in 2020.
Sheikh Tamim is in charge of the Qatar Investment Authority. Under his great leadership, QIA spent billions of dollars on British groups. QIA owns a large share of Barclays Bank, Harrods, and Sainsbury’s, as well as a small piece of Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.
Sheik Tamim is already in charge of many other important jobs, such as:
- Director of the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves
- Director of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology
- Director of the Supreme Council of Education
- Administrator of the top managerial staff of Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA)
- Director of the board of regents of Qatar University
- Deputy administrator of the Ruling Family Council
- Vice President of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment
- Vice President of the High Committee for Coordination and Follow-Up
- Member of “Sports for All”
The Father Emir, HH Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
His Majesty Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was born on January 1, 1952. From 1995 to 2013, he was the Emir of Qatar. He is a member of the royal family of Qatar. His last name is Al Thani.
In 1995, the King of Bhutan In 1995, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani took power in a peaceful castle takeover. During his rule, Qatar’s natural gas production reached 77 million tonnes. This made Qatar the richest country in the world. Qatar’s average income per person was US$ 86,440 per year for all of its citizens.
During his time in power, Qatar hosted the 2006 Asian Games, the Doha Agreement, the Hamas–Fatah Doha agreement, the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He was able to settle the Qatar Investment Authority by 2013, when he had a lot of business interests in Britain. Sheik Hamad gave power to his fourth child, Sheik Tamim Al Thani, in the year 2013.
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser was the wife of the Father Emir, HH Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the mother of the current Emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. On August 8, 1959, she came into the world. She is Nasser bin Abdullah Al Missned and Sheikha Moza’s daughter. She is the second of Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s three wives.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser is in charge of the Qatar Foundation, a private, non-profit group that was started in 1995. It’s for education, science, and building up the community (QF). Education City is QF’s main project. Education City is 14 million square metres big and has branch campuses of well-known colleges and universities from around the world.
The Qatar Foundation is also involved in different kinds of scientific research, as well as economic and social development projects. Sheikha Moza also worked at QF. From 2009 to 2014, she was the Vice Chair of the Supreme Council of Health, and from 2006 to 2012, she was the Vice Chair of the Supreme Council of Education. Even more recently, she has set up the Sidra Medicine, which is another research and training emergency clinic that is meant to become the main place where women and children get specialised care. Education City and the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel are both about her.
She has been involved in a number of national and international projects, such as the International Fund for Higher Education for Iraq and the Silatech movement, which is trying to solve the problem of young people not being able to find jobs in the Middle East and North Africa. The Education Above All (EAA) is a big project that aims to give poor children, young people, and women in the developing world new life chances and real hopes and chances. Educate a Child (EAC), Protecting Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), and Al-Fakhoora are all projects that the EAA is already doing that help it reach its goals.
She took a job with the United Nations (UN) to help with preparations as a whole.
- Sheikha Moza was named the Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education by UNESCO in 2003.
- In 2008, the Secretary General of the United Nations made Sheikha Moza an Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) Ambassador.
- Sheikha Moza joined the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group in 2010, putting a lot of focus on Goal 2: long-term basic education.
- Sheikha Moza was asked to be a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Education First Initiative of the UN Secretary-General in 2012.
- She has been named #75 on the list of the top 100 most powerful women because she is a well-known figure in Qatar’s government and society.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani
Sheikha Al Mayassa is the sister of His Highness Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is the Emir, and Moza bint Nasser, who was the First Lady before her. She is the wife of Sheik Jassim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Thani and the fourth child of Qatar’s royal family. Qatar Museums are run by Sheikha al Mayassa (QM). Qatar Museums is in charge of the country’s special collections and gallery scene.
She has a degree from Duke University in Arts and Political Theory, and she speaks Arabic, French, and English well. As the head of Qatar Museums, she oversaw the acquisition of works by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko, as well as Cezanne’s “The Card Players,” which sold for a record-setting $250 million. The budget for the union’s purchases each year has been put at $1 billion.
She is also the Chairperson of the Doha Film Institute (DFI), which works with the Tribeca Film Festival to put on a couple of events each year as part of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
In February 2013, they announced a US$100 million deal with Participant Media, a film company started by a very wealthy man named Jeffrey Skoll. Jeffrey Skoll was the main agent and also the main leader of the online sales company eBay.
She has been named one of the 100 most powerful and interesting women in the art world by Time, Forbes, and the Arabian Business.
Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani
On August 15, 1985, she was born. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani is the sister of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Al Thani. The Emir Sheik Tamim and His Highness The Father Emir Sheik Hamad and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah’s third child.
She is Vice Chairman of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, and she is also Chairman of the CNA-Q Joint Oversight Board.
She moved Qatar’s first non-administrative relationship to prepare for ‘Educate for Qatar’ in March 2014. (TFQ).
Sheikha Hind, who also went on from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been doing a lot to change the way people think around the world. When her father, the Emir of Qatar (Emir Sheik Hamad), was in charge. Sheikha Hind was the Director of the Emir’s Office and Chief of Staff. She has become one of her father’s most important sources of information, helping him make decisions and advising Qatar at different social events and official trips abroad.
His Highness Sheikha Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheik Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani was born on August 25, 1978. He is the brother of the Emir, His Highness Sheik Tamim, and he used to get money from Qatar. Sheikha Jasim is the third child of HH Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is the Father Emir. He got the money from Qatar on October 23, 1996. Replacing Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani with his older and more settled brother.
On August 5, 2003, Sheik Jassim stopped his benefits for his younger brother, the Emir, His Highness Sheik Tamim. He was an individual representative of the Father Emir, His Highness Sheik Hamad, and now he is an individual representative of The Emir, HH Sheik Tamim.
Sheik Jassim is the Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s Board of Directors (SC).
Since 1997, he has also been an honorary pioneer of the Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS).
Since 1999, he has been the leader of the High Committee for Coordination and Follow Up.
Since 2000, this city has been the home of the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Resources.
From 2003 on, he gave money to Aspire Academy. He is remembered by the Sheik Jassim Cup and the Sheik Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.
His Excellency Sheik Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheik Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the fifth child of the Father Emir, His Highness Sheik Hamad, and is related to the Emir, HH Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The third child of the Father Emir and his second wife, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned. In 1985, he was born.
In May 2015, he was named head of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).
He is also in charge of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship Qatar 2015 Organizing Committee.
He was in charge of the torch relay at the Asian Games in Doha in 2006.
His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani
His Royal Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani is the brother of His Highness Sheik Tamim, who is the Emir. He is also the sixth child of His Highness Sheik Hamad, who is the Father Emir. On April 18, 1988, he was born. He speaks English, French, and Arabic well. He left Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and went to another school. Where he got his Bachelor of Arts in May 2009. He went to Harvard University in 2013 to get his Master’s in Public Administration.
He is in charge of the board of trustees that told the 2022 FIFA World Cup about Qatar’s winning bid.
Sheik Mohammed used to be the leader of the Qatar equestrian team. In that role, he rode a horse to light the cauldron at the Asian Games in Doha in 2006.
His Excellency Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
His Excellency was made up in 1959. Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior is Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. He worked as a consultant for His Highness The Father Emir, Sheik Hamad, and spoke to him often at formal events and social gatherings.
In 1989, Sheik Abdullah gave military leaders a number of gifts. When he was given a partner who was the military’s Commander-in-Chief, he was a Lieutenant Colonel. Abdullah was put in charge of the Qatar Olympic Committee in 1979, and he worked there until 1989.
He was named Minister of Interior on July 17, 1989. He became Deputy Prime Minister on July 11, 1995. He was chosen as Prime Minister on October 29, 1996, and he stayed in that job until January 2, 2001. He has done a good job in his different jobs at the body. In June 2013, he was made Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, taking over for Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani. He replaced Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani as Prime Minister.
His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
HE Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In January 2016, he was given the job of Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 to 2009, Sheik Mohammed was the Director of Economic Affairs for the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
In 2009, he was named Director of the Ministry of Business and Trade’s Department of Public and Private Sectors Partnership. He moved Enterprise Qatar, a group that helps small and medium-sized businesses with personal and financial help. His plan is set up to develop financial growth programmes by bringing in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to Qatar. And by encouraging more creative risks to help the country’s finances.
In 2010, he filled in as Secretary of the Personal Representative of the Emir His Highness Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for Follow-up Affairs at the Emiri Diwan. And he became Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Mining Company. In 2011, he was named Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aspire – Katara Investment Company. In 2012, he was given the job of Undersecretary.
Sheik Mohammed was named the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs in 2013. His methods were based on moving multilateral support forward by putting the State of Qatar’s new development and help plan into action.
He first led the Qatar Fund for Development as its Chairman. In 2014, His Excellency Sheik Mohammed was in charge of rebuilding the Qatar Fund for Development and making it more focused on helping with primary and secondary education, health around the world, and economic growth.
His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
His Royal Highness Dr. Khalid canister Mohammad Al Attiyah is the Minister of State for Defense Affairs and a member of the Council of Ministers. He is also the Deputy Prime Minister. Mohammad Al Attiyah, his father, was in charge of the Qatar Armed Forces. Dr. Al Attiyah joined the Air Force of Qatar and served there from 1987 to 1995. Then, in 1995, he quit the flight-based military and opened a law office. From 2003 to 2008, he ran his law firm and was also the head of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).
In this case, Dr. Al Attiyah began his career as a pilot for the military. In 1987 and after that, he went to school for several years to learn about air science at the King Faisal Air Academy. In 1993, he got his law degree from Beirut Arab University. He has a master’s degree in open law from Cairo University from 1991 and a Ph.D. in law from 2006.
From 2008 to 2011, he acted as Minister of State for International Cooperation and Minister for Business and Trade at the same time. In 2009, he turned into a member of Silatech’s top board of trustees, a member of the governing body and overseer of the official warning gathering of the Qatar Diar Association, and a member of the top administrative staff of the Kahramaa group, which is part of the Qatar Force and Water Association.
Dr. Al Attiyah was named Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the first time in September 2011, when the government switched up its departments. In June 2013, Dr. Al Attiyah replaced Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This was part of another change in who was in charge.
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada
HE The Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar is Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a four-year certificate in scientific studies in sea life science and geology from Qatar University. Dr. Al Sada right has the following jobs right now:
• The person in charge of Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem)
• Head of the RasGas Company Limited Board of Directors
• He is the head of the Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (QatarGas)
• Vice Chairman of the Qatar Steel Company
• Chairman of the Joint Advisory Board (JAB), Texas A&M University of Qatar
Dr. Al Sada is also a member of the Supreme Education Council (SEC), the National Committee for Human Rights, and the Permanent Constitution Preparation Committee of Qatar.
Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari
Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari Her Highness The Minister of Public Health is Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari. Before 2016, when she became the Minister of Public Health, Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari was the Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) – a vocation she held from 2007-2016.
Under her leadership, HMC became a unified structure for academic success and has won a number of international awards and accreditations. Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari is a member of the JCI Middle East Advisory Council, the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Steering Committee, and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, among other local and international groups.
In 2016, Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari was named a board member by Sidra Medicine. She is also the Chairperson of the Board of Qatar Biobank, an Ambassador for the AAHCI Regional Office in Qatar, and a member of the Advisory Board for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari has a Ph.D. from Brunel University in the UK in human administrations. At the Arabian Business Qatar Achievement Awards in 2014, she was named Business Woman of the Year.
Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani
Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani is likely the richest man in Qatar. He was born in 1948. Sheik Faisal, who is related to His Highness but not very closely, The Emir, Sheik Tamim, is one of the most well-known Qatari leaders. He has a total worth of US$2.2 billion.
The very wealthy person makes people think of different things, just like the Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which is 14 miles west of Doha. The recorded focus is on 15 rooms with more than 15,000 collectibles, such as old books, works of art, and old American cars. He is also the owner Al Faisal Holding, a Doha-based total that works around 50 associations in nine endeavours.
Moreover, the Sheik Faisal has gathered a collection of extravagance motels and business land properties in six countries, widening abroad, getting Four Seasons hotel in Cairo, Grand Hyatt in Berlin, Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago, W Hotel in London’s Leicester Square and Miami’s St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort. After winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World CupTM, he is working on eight more homes in the capital. This is part of a city-wide plan to improve the city’s infrastructure.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker
Akbar Al Baker is the CEO of Qatar Airways. He was born in 1962. He was given the title “His Excellency” after he had been in charge of Qatar Airways for a while. In 20 years, he turned it into one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, with more than 130 destinations around the world. Al Baker is also in charge of improving the Hamad International Airport (HIA), the first stage of which opened in May 2014.
In 1997, Al Baker took over as the CEO of Qatar Airways. Before he started his plan, he worked at the Civil Aviation Directorate of Qatar. He was also the head of the Qatar Tourism Authority in the past (QTA). He is also CEO of a few parts of Qatar’s national carrier, such as Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty-Free Company, Hamad International Airport, Internal Media Services, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, and a person from the Board of Governors of IATA (International Air Transport Association).
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s Secretary-General is Hassan Al Thawadi. He has a law degree from the University of Sheffield and works as a legal advisor. In March 2011, he was named Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. This is the group that is in charge of coordinating between public and private groups to make sure that infrastructure and development projects are in place for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Hassan al thawadi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He is also the Legal Advisor to the CEO of QIA and the Special Advisor to FIFA’s World Cup Organizing Committee.
Before, he was the General Counsel of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding and the CEO of Qatar’s 2022 Bid Committee. He worked directly with the Bid Chairman, His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, and was on the Board of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which was in charge of bringing the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. This included Katara Hospitality, Qatari Diar, and Qatar University College of Business and Economics. Qatar International Islamic Bank, Msheireb Properties, Hassad Foods, and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.