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Posted On: 4 November 2018 04:26 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Profiles of the new ministers in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
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The new ministers appointed by the Amiri Order No. 7 of 2018 issued today took oath before the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Amiri Diwan on Sunday. The oath taking ceremony was attended by the Deputy Amir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani. It was also attended by the Prime Minister and Interior H E Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Here we take a look at the profiles of the new ministers in Qatar.

1. H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi

Minister of Justice

H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi
  • Prior to this reshuffle, Al Nuaimi was the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs since January 2016
  • Al Nuaimi was the Minister of Administrative Development since June 2013.
  • Worked in the Ministry of Interior during the period 1990-2000.
  • Worked in Office of the Prime Minister from 2000 to 2004.
  • He served as Director of Legislation Department, General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers from 2004 to 2007.
  • He worked as Assistant Secretary General of the Council of Ministers from 2007 to 2008 and Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Legislative Affairs during the period 2008-2010.
  • He holds PhD in public law and master's degree from Cairo University (2004 - 2009) and BA in Law from the University of Beirut in 1994

2. H E Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie

Minister of Municipality and Environment

H E Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie
Photo source: The Peninsula Qatar
  • Eng. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Subaie was the Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Qatar Railways Company since March 2011.
  • Eng. Al-Subaie was the Chief Executive Officer of BARWA Group, the leading Qatari real estate development and Investment Company from April 2011 to May 2014.
  • Prior to joining Barwa, Eng. Al-Subaie was the CEO of SMEET, a subsidiary of Qatari Diar Group, and has worked in the company since its inception in 2008 until March 2011.
  • Eng. Al-Subaie held several positions and leadership positions in project management from 1996 to 2008 with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), where he managed large multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects.
  • Mr. Al-Subaie has also served on the boards of several prominent organizations such as HOCHTEIF, Qatar Broadband Network and Qatar Engineering and Construction Company (QICON).
  • In addition, Eng. Al-Subaie served as a Board Member of Qatari Diar Group, a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority.
  • He was born in Qatar in 1975. He holds an MBA in 2006 and a BSc in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from Qatar University.
  • In recognition of his strategic leadership and achievements, Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Subaie was selected as the "CEO-First Class-2012" at the 3rd GCC Business Leaders’ Summit in May 2012.

3. H E Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Ministry of Economy and Commerce

H E Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

  • He worked as the CEO of QNB Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors from December 2014.
  • He Served as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of QNB.
  • Appointed as one of the founders of QNB Capital.
  • Mr. Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari has been a board member since 2005.
  • Serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Exchange.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Nakilat Company representing Qatar Navigation.

4. H E Yousef Bin Mohammed Al-Othman Fakhroo

Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs

H E Yousef Bin Mohammed Al-Othman Fakhroo
Image source:The Peninsula Qatar
  • Mr. Yousif bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhro started his career at Qatar Petroleum and has strong experience in various areas of business including information technology, banking, human resources, project management, event management and hospitality.
  • Mr. Al-Othman was appointed Undersecretary of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.
  • He was the General Manager - Human Capital at Qatar National Bank.
  • played an important role in organizing the Asian Games in Doha in 2006 as the organizing committee as deputy director general of operations.
  • He was a member of the board of several governmental and semi-governmental institutions, because of his valuable experience in the field of business and his contribution to its success in general.
  • Holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

5. H E Saad bin Sharida Al Kaabi

Minister of State for Energy Affairs Member of the Council of Ministers

  • Engineer al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum in 1986 as a student studying petroleum and natural gas engineering at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the US.
  • In 1991, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B Sc) degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering.
  • Immediately after graduation, he joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department, where he progressed through various petroleum engineering, technical, commercial and supervisory positions.
  • Al-Kaabi then became the manager (gas development) responsible for North Field management and development, where he and his team played a key role in the rapid launch of many mega gas projects based on the most up-to-date technologies. The projects were implemented in record time, making a major contribution towards Qatar’s rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world.
  • Since 2006 al-Kaabi was the director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he was responsible for overseeing all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in Qatar.
  • Al-Kaabi was appointed as QP managing director on September 14th2014. Later became President and Chief Executive Officer (November 2014) as part of a major re-organization of Qatar Petroleum