Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance. His was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry in November 2018. He was appointed acting Minister of Finance in May 2021.
H.E. has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and ﬁnancial sectors in Qatar. He became QNB Group Chief Executive Officer in July 2013 and held this position until 2018. Prior to this role, he was the Executive General Manger and Group Chief Business Officer of QNB. HE Mr Al Kuwari is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for a number of organisations, including KATARA Hospitality, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Development Bank and Masraf Al Rayan. He additionally is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) and Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of QFCA.
His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi served as Minister of Finance from 2013 to 2021. He has extensive experience in the financial sector spanning over 20 years.
His Excellency Yousef bin Hussain Kamal served as Minister of Finance from 1998 to 2013. Prior to his appointment, he held the role of Assistant Deputy Director of Public Finance at the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Commerce. He was later appointed as Deputy Director then General Director of Public Finance, before serving as Deputy Minister of Finance.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani was appointed as Minister of Finance, Economy and Trade in 1995 by the Emiri Decree No. (2) of 1995. He held the position for three years, from 1995 to 1998.
His Excellency Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Khalifa Al-Thani served as Minister of Finance & Petroleum from 1972 to 1992, during which he also held several high-level positions including Chairman of OPEC, Head of the Supreme Committee for Coordination, Head of the Supreme Council for Investment and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani was declared Heir Apparent by senior members of the Al-Thani tribe and appointed Minister of Finance and Petroleum Affairs in 1960. Prior to assuming his role as Emir of The State of Qatar in 1972, he held key positions including Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and Deputy Emir.