His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani
Minister of Commerce and Industry
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry in October 2021.
His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry currently holds several high positions in the State of Qatar, including as a member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs & Investment, Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Masraf Al Rayan, Qatar Stock Exchange, the Advisory Board of the Investment Promotion Agency and the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. His Excellency is also the Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Development Bank and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Qatar Investment Authority and QatarEnergy. Moreover, His Excellency is a member of Qatar University’s Board of Trustees.
Throughout his career, His Excellency has held several other key supervisory positions. From March 2018 until October 2021, His Excellency was Deputy-Governor and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Central Bank and Deputy Chairman of the QFC Regulatory Authority. From November 2018 until October 2021, His Excellency also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority.
Prior to that, His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry held the position of Director of Risk Management at Qatar Central Bank until 2012. His Excellency also served for five years as the Secretary of the Personal Representative of His Highness the Amir for follow-up affairs.
His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry bears the overall responsibility for all Ministry of Commerce and Industry issues, including:
Overseeing commercial and industrial activities for the State of Qatar
Developing methods and procedures for providing public services to the business and investment sector
Regulating the practice of trade professions
Registering the commercial and investment establishments and issuing the necessary licenses to carry out their activities
Supervising the regulation and control of markets in its area of competence