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Posted On: 27 March 2019 01:14 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:18 am

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani

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His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani is His Highness (H.H.) The Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani’s brother. He is also the H.H. Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s sixth son, and his fifth with Her Highness (H.H.) Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned and was was born on 18 April 1988.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed
Image credit: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed (image credit: Tapa Talk)


H. H. Sheikh Mohammed has a Bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy University’s School of Government.

Positions held

Today, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed is the Managing Director of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy whose aim is to successfully deliver all infrastructure and host country planning and operations required for Qatar to host a successful FIFA World Cup.

This member of the ruling family of Qatar is also the Chairman of Al Shaqab and captain of the Al Shaqab Endurance Team. He is also dedicated towards nurturing more people to become equestrian enthusiasts, so they can continue to participate in horsemanship which plays such a pivotal part in Qatar’s traditions and its heritage.

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed has a passion for Arabian horses and has competed in many endurance events. As the Al Shaqab Endurance Team’s captain, he has steered riders towards many wins which also include a silver medal at the end of the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Terengganu in Malaysia. He has also served as the Qatar equestrian team’s former captain.

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed at an event
Image title: H.E. Sheikh Mohammed at an event (image credit: H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Facebook page)

Achievements in sport

This athletic young prince was given the honour of lighting the cauldron for the Doha 2006 Asian Games opening ceremony on horseback. He was part of that historic moment when Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as Charmain of the Committee. Both his parents H.H. Sheikh Hamad, who was the Amir of Qatar at the time, and H.H. Sheikha Moza were with him at the time.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed when Qatar won hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022
Image credit: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed when Qatar won hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022 (image credit: Write Opinions)

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Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy