Qatari Amir appoints news Prime Minister

His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on issued Amiri Order No. (2) of 2023 appointing His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani as Prime Minister.

The Amiri order stipulated that it be implemented from the date of its issuance, and that it be published in the Official Gazette.

Before HH the Amir, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani took the oath as Prime Minister at the Amiri Diwan on Tuesday morning. The oath taking ceremony was attended by HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani.

Profile of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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

In the early beginning of his career, he worked as an Economic Researcher in the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in 2003. He moved up the career ladder until he became the Director of Economic Affairs from 2005 to 2009.

In 2009, the Prime Minister was appointed Director of the Small and Medium Enterprises Support Project as well as 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 organization 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, he served as the Secretary of the Personal Representative of His Highness the Father Amir 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 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 November 4, 2018, the Prime Minister was appointed Chairman of Qatar Investment Authority.

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

Cabinet reshuffle in Qatar

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani today issued Amiri Order No. (3) for the year 2023, reshuffling the Cabinet.

The order stipulates that the Cabinet shall be reshuffled as follows”

His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs,

His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Minister of Finance,

His Excellency Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport,

Her Excellency Salah bin Ghanem al-Ali, Minister of Sports and Youth,

Her Excellency Dr Hanan bint Mohamed al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health,

His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality,

His Excellency Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, member of the Council of Ministers,

His Excellency Ghanim bin Shaheen bin Ghanim al-Ghanim, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs,

His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qasim al-Abdullah al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry,

Her Excellency Buthaina bint Ali al-Jabr al-Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education,

His Excellency Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, Minister of Culture,

His Excellency Masoud bin Mohamed al-Ameri, Minister of Justice,

His Excellency Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change,His Excellency Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Samikh al-Marri, Minister of Labour,

His Excellency Mohamed bin Ali bin Mohamed al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology,

Her Excellency Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser al-Misnad, Minister of Social Development and Family,

His Excellency Mohamed bin Abdullah bin Mohamed Al-Yousef al-Sulaiti, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, member of the Council of Ministers.

The Amiri Order is effective starting from its date of issue, and is to be published in the official gazette.

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