HE Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari

Minister of Commerce and Industry


His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry in November 2018.


His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari joined Qatar National Bank (QNB) in 1988. He became QNB Group Chief Executive Officer in July 2013, prior to this he was the Executive General Manger and Group Chief Business Officer of QNB.

HE Mr Al Kuwari is also Chairman of MasterCard Middle East and North Africa Advisory Board, Chairman of QNB Capital (the investment banking and advisory arm of QNB Group) and Chairman of QNB Privee Suisse in Switzerland. He is also Vice Chairman of Qatar Exchange.


HE Mr Al Kuwari has a Master of Science in Management Information System from the Seattle Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Math and Computer Science from Eastern Washington University.

He also attended a number of executive programmes at Wharton School of Business, London Business School, Cambridge University and Duke University.


His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry has overall responsibility for all Commerce and Industry issues, including:

  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of economic policies aimed at promoting sustainable development at the national level in line with the National Development Strategy 2017-2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030
  • Developing businesses and securing investments
  • Protecting copyrights

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