Event Details

Friday, June 22, 2018

QATAR: Roundtable discussion with His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy & Commerce

Event Information

Date & time

Friday, June 22, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Washington, DC


Matthew Calardo at +1-202-595-2667 or mcalardo@bciu.org



This is an off-the-record discussion with His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani focused on recent political and economic developments in Qatar.

For more information, please contact Matthew Calardo at mcalardo@bciu.org or +1-202-595-2667.


Biographical Information

Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani was appointed Minister of Economy and Commerce of Qatar in June 2013.

Between 2011 and 2013, he served as Director General of the Al Jazeera Media Network.  Minister Al Thani began his career in 1995 as an Engineer at Qatargas.  During his time at Qatargas, he held leading positions including as the Head of Production Engineering, Director of Production and Reservoir, Director of Offshore Operations, and Chief Operating Officer for Engineering and Ventures.

In addition to his Ministerial duties, Minister Al Thani holds positions as the Chairman of Qatar Stock Exchange, Enterprise Qatar, and MANATEQ Economic Zone Company. He is the Deputy Chairman of both the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and Qatar Investment Authority. He is also a member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment and a Board of Trustee at both Qatar University and Northwestern University in Qatar.

Minister Al Thani received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the United Arab Emirates University and a Master of Science in Integrated Reservoir Project Management from the Imperial College of London, Institut Francais du Petrole in France, and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.