Director’s Message

Director’s Message

His Excellency Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani

Qatar has a bold vision for the future. Our ambitious development programme in sectors that include education, healthcare, economy, policy, and labour, makes us one of the most progressive countries in the region. As we continue on this journey, we are committed to open and transparent engagement with the media and the international community.

The mission of the Government Communications Office (GCO) of the State of Qatar is to communicate accurately and quickly the policies, priorities and activities of Qatar. We welcome the opportunity to share our story and actively invite media to come to Qatar to experience the country first-hand.

This website is intended as a reliable and transparent resource for those wanting to learn more about Qatar. It contains updates on the government’s main policy areas, as well as the latest information on initiatives undertaken by ministries, and official statements and news from our leadership.

We hope you find this useful and look forward to supporting you in the future.

Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani

More About His Excellency

Biography

His Excellency Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani was appointed Director of the Government Communications Office in June 2015.

Career

On 4 November 2018, His Excellency was appointed as board member to the National Tourism Council.

His Excellency the Director of the Government Communications Office worked as Senior International Relations Officer at the Prime Minister’s Office between 2013 and 2015, before being appointed as Director of the Government Communications Office in 2015.

Between 2011 and 2013, His Excellency served as Senior International Relations Officer at the Ministry of Interior.

Between 2010 and 2011, His Excellency was the Assistant Director of Research at the Doha International Family Institute.

Education

His Excellency the Director of the Government Communications Office has a BA in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London, and an MA in Political Communications from City University London.

Responsibilities

His Excellency the Director of the Government Communications Office has overall responsibility for all communications issues including:

  • Coordinating communications across government and public sector funded agencies
  • Supporting various ministries and government entities to respond to media inquiries
  • Communicating the government’s priorities and programmes