HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Biography

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2016 and Deputy Prime Minister in November 2017.

Career

His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs was the Director of Economic Affairs Supreme Council for Family Affairs from 2005 until 2009.

In 2009, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs was appointed Director of the Department of Public and Private Sectors Partnership at the Ministry of Business and Trade. In the same year, he launched “Enterprise Qatar” – an organisation that provides technical and financial support for small and medium-sized enterprises. His policy agenda is aimed at fostering economic diversification programs through attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) to Qatar, and through promoting entrepreneurial ventures to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

In 2010, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs served as the Secretary of the Personal Representative of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for Follow-up Affairs at the Amiri Diwan. In the same year, he became Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Mining Company.

In 2011, he became 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. He attained the rank of Undersecretary in 2012.

In 2013, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs was appointed as the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs. His policies focused on promoting multilateral cooperation along with implementing the development and aid agenda of the State of Qatar.

He currently serves as the Chairman of Qatar Fund for Development. In 2014, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed led the restructuring of Qatar Fund for Development and advocated targeting support to primary and secondary education, global health and economic development.

On 4 November 2018, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs was appointed Chairman of Qatar Investment Authority.

His Excellency is a member of the Supreme Council for Economic and Investments Affairs.

Education

His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Qatar University.

Responsibilities

His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs has overall responsibility for all Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues, including:

  • Planning and implementing foreign policy
  • Maintaining strategic bilateral and multilateral relations
  • Leading mediation efforts, and consolidating international peace and security by encouraging peaceful settlement of international disputes

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