The House of Al Thani: Qatar's Royal Family

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Royal Family of Qatar
One of the richest countries in the world, First Arabian country to host the FIFA world cup. A country with a GDP of 19,136.21 crores USD in 2018. There are many more achievements and milestones reached. Which become possible because of the phenomenal ruling of the royal family of Qatar from the past two centuries. 
 
In the past centuries, Qatar had nine different Emir's of Al Thani family who ruled Qatar and brought all the glory and status which Qatar has achieved and also know about the other individual of the family who are adding more to it now. Below are the names and the period from when to when they were the Emir of Qatar.
 
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani (1850–1878)
  • Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (1878–1913)
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani (1913–1914)
  • Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani (1914–1949)
  • Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani (1949–1960)
  • Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani (1960–1972)
  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1972–1995)
  • Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995–2013)
  • Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (2013–present)

The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

The fourth son of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, born on 3 June 1980. The present Emir of Qatar. After his high school education at Great Britain’s Sherborne School (International College) in 1997, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani did his graduation from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1998. On 5th August 2003, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was appointed as Qatar’s Heir Apparent and he becomes the Emir of Qatar on 25 June 2013.
 
In 2005 Sheikh Tamim founded Qatar Sport Investments, which owns Paris Saint-Germain Football Club in France. Apparently, in 2006, he chaired the organising committee of XV said which was famously known as the 15th Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 t0 15.
 
Under his leadership of Shiek Tamim, Qatar won the right to host the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships. 
 
He is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the chairman of the National Olympic Committee. He also headed Doha’s bid for the 2020 Olympics.
 
Sheikh Tamim is the head of the Qatar Investment Authority board of directors. Under his exceptional leadership, QIA invested billions in British businesses. QIA owns a share of Europe’s tallest building, The Shard and also large stakes in Barclays Bank, Harrods and Sainsbury’s. 
 
Sheikh Tamim head many other important posts previously which include:
 
  • Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves
  • Chairman of the Supreme Education Council
  • Chairman of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA)
  • Chairman of the board of regents of Qatar University
  • Deputy chairman of the Ruling Family Council
  • Vice president of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment
  • Deputy chairman of the High Committee for Coordination and Follow Up
  • Member of "Sports for All
 

The Father Emir, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013 was born Jan 1ST 1952. He is a member of the ruling Qatari Royal family Al Thani’s. 
 
In 1995 His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani took power in a bloodless palace coup d’état in 1995. Qatar’s natural gas production reached 77 million tonnes during his rule which made Qatar the richest country in the world. Qatar’s per capita was with an average of US$ 86,440 a year per person. 
 
During his reign, several sports and diplomatic events took place in Qatar which includes the 2006 Asian Games, Doha Agreement, Hamas–Fatah Doha agreement, 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 
 
He also established the Qatar Investment Authority by 2013 which did major investments in the British business which were mentioned above.  In the year 2013, Sheikh Hamad handed power to his fourth son, Sheikh Tamim Al Thani.
 

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser wife of the Father Emir, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the mother of The present Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. She was born Born 8 August 1959. She is the daughter of Nasser bin Abdullah Al Missned and Sheikha Moza. She is the second of the three wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. 
 
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser is the Chairperson of a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 called Qatar Foundation. It is for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). QF flagship project is Education City. Education City is in a spread of 14 million square meters with houses branch campuses of famous international universities and institutions. 
 
Qatar Foundation is likewise occupied with various scientific research and economic and social development ventures. Along with her work at QF, Sheikha Moza filled in as the Vice Chair of the Supreme Council of Health from 2009-2014 and as the Vice Chair of the Supreme Education Council from 2006-2012. All the more as of late, she seats the Sidra Medicine, another research and training emergency clinic that is imagined to turn into the main foundation for ladies and children's specialty care. Sheikha Moza is the main thrust behind Education City and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.
 
On National and International level, Sheikha Moza has propelled numerous undertakings remembering the International Fund for Higher Education for Iraq, the Silatech activity to address the developing test of youth work in the Middle East and North Africa, and Education Above All (EAA), a worldwide activity that expects to bring new life possibilities and genuine expectation and chances to poor and marginalized kids, youth and ladies in the developing world. EAA is helping out its targets through various existing projects, for example, Educate a Child (EAC), Protecting Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) and Al-Fakhoora. 
 
Sheikha Moza assumes a functioning job with the United Nations (UN) to help worldwide training. 
 
  • In 2003, she was selected UNESCO's Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education.
  • In 2008 she was named by the Secretary General of the UN as Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) Ambassador.
  • In 2010 she turned into an individual from the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group with exceptional accentuation on Goal 2 – widespread essential instruction. 
  • In 2012, she was designated as a Steering Committee Member of the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative. 
 
As a prominent figure in Qatar's legislative issues and society and inside the region, Sheikha Moza has been named as one of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women at #75.
 

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa is the sister of The Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and former First Lady Moza bint Nasser. She is the 14th child in the Qatar royal family and wife of Sheikh Jassim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Thani. She is the chairperson of Qatar Museums (QM). Qatar Museums manages the country’s art collection and museum landscape. 
 
Sheikha Al Mayassa holds a degree in Arts and political science from Duke University and She is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. As the chairperson of Qatar Museums, she has directed the ongoing acquisition of works by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko, just as a record-setting US$250 million for Cezanne's 'The Card Players'. The association's yearly acquisitions financial plan has been evaluated at US$1 billion. 
 
Sheikha Al Mayassa is likewise Chairperson of the Doha Film Institute (DFI) which banded together with the Tribeca Film Festival to deliver a few yearly emphases of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. 
 
In February 2013, they declared a US$100 million element film finance with Participant Media, a movie making organization established by a top billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, who was the primary representative and furthermore the first leader of online auction firm eBay. 
 
Time, Forbes, and Arabian Business have named her one of the100 most powerful and influential women in the art world.

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani 

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani is the sister of His Highness The Emir Sheik Tamim and the third child of His Highness The Father Emir Sheik Hamad and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah. She was born on August 15, 1985. 
 
She is Vice Chairman of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and Chair of CNA-Q's Joint Oversight Board. 
 
In March 2014, Sheikha Hind propelled Qatar's first non-legislative association for training, 'Teach For Qatar' (TFQ). 
 
Sheikha Hind, who similarly moved on from Duke University in Durham North Carolina, has been progressively increasing global consideration. At the point when her Father, The Father Emir Sheik Hamad, was the Emir of Qatar, Sheikha Hind was the Director of the Emir's Office and Chief of Staff, however, has become a key counsel to her dad, helping shape approach, just as speaking to Qatar at various gatherings and authority visits abroad. 
 

His Highness Sheik Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani 

Born on 25th August 1978, Sheik Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is the sibling of the Emir, His Highness Sheik Tamim, and former heir apparent of Qatar. He is the third child of the Father Emir, HH Sheik Hamad bin  Khalifa Al Thani. He was named heir apparent of Qatar on 23 October 1996, supplanting Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani, his more established step-brother.
    
Sheik Jassim revoked his privileges for his younger sibling The Emir, His Highness Sheik Tamim on 5 August 2003. Sheik Jassim was a personal representative of the Father Emir, His Highness Sheik Hamad, and now he is the personal representative of The Emir, HH Sheik Tamim. 
 
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC). 
 
He is additionally honourary leader of the Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS) since 1997. 
 
Sheik Jassim has been Chair of the High Committee for Coordination and Follow Up since 1999.
 
Chair of the Supreme Council For The Environment And Natural Resources since 2000. 
 
He is a patron of Aspire Academy from 2003. The Sheik Jassim Cup and Sheik Jassim bin Hamad Stadium are named after him. 
 

His Excellency Sheik Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani 

Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the sibling of the Emir, HH Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and fifth child of the Father Emir, His Highness Sheik Hamad. The third child of the Father Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned. He was born in 1985.
 
In May 2015, he was named leader of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 
 
He likewise filled in as leader of the Organizing Committee of the 24th Men's Handball World Championship Qatar 2015. 
 
He was the Torch relay minister on the 2006 Asian Games in Doha.
 

His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani 

    
His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani is the sibling of the Emir, His Highness Sheik Tamim, and the 6th child of the Father Emir, His Highness Sheik Hamad. Born on 18 April 1988 He is fluent in French, English, and Arabic. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar where he acquired his BA degree in May 2009. In 2013, He did his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
 
He is the administrator of the board of trustees that introduced Qatar's triumphant offer to have the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 
 
Sheik Mohammed is a previous skipper of the Qatar equestrian group, and in that capacity, had the pleasure to light the cauldron of the Doha 2006 Asian Games riding a horse.
 

His Excellency Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani 

Conceived in 1959, His Excellency Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is Qatar's Prime Minister and the Minister of the Ministry of Interior. He filled in as a consultant to His Highness The Father Emir, Sheik Hamad, and regularly spoke to him at stylized occasions and gatherings. 
 
Sheik Abdullah held numerous senior military presents up in 1989 when he was designated colleague Commander-in-Chief of the military, in the position of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1979, Abdullah was named executive of Qatar Olympic Committee and held this post until 1989. 
 
On 17 July 1989, he was named Minister of Interior. In addition to the post on 11 July 1995, he became Deputy Prime Minister. On 29 October 1996, he was selected Prime Minister and kept on accepting his inside portfolio until 2 January 2001. Consistently, he has been serving in various posts at the body. In a bureau reshuffle in June 2013, he was named Prime Minister, supplanting Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani in the post, and Minister Of Interior, succeeding Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani. 
 

His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani 

HE Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. He was designated Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2016. He was the Director of Economic Affairs Supreme Council for Family Affairs from 2005 until 2009. 
 
In 2009, he was elected Director of the Department of Public and Private Sectors Partnership at the Ministry of Business and Trade. During the same time, he propelled Enterprise Qatar, an association that offers specialized and money related help for little and medium-sized ventures. His arrangement plan is planned for cultivating financial expansion programs through drawing in foreign direct Investments (FDIs) to Qatar, and through elevating innovative dares to add to the nation's monetary development. In 2010, he filled in as the Secretary of the Personal Representative of the Emir His Highness Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for Follow-up Affairs at the Emiri Diwan. Around the same time, 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 accomplished the position of Undersecretary in 2012. 
 
In 2013, His Excellency Sheik Mohammed was delegated as the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs. His approaches concentrated on advancing multilateral participation alongside executing the turn of events and help plan of the State of Qatar. 
 
He as of now fills in as the Chairman of Qatar Fund for Development. In 2014, His Excellency Sheik Mohammed drove the rebuilding of Qatar Fund for Development and pushed focusing on help to primary and secondary education, global health, and economic development. 
 

His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah 

His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah is the Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister, and an individual from the Council of Ministers. His father, Mohammad Al Attiyah, was the organizer of the Qatar Armed Forces, where Dr Al Attiyah joined Qatar's Air Force where he served from 1987 to 1995. He at that point left the aviation based armed forces and set up a law office in 1995. While running his law structure, from 2003 to 2008, he filled in as the leader of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). 
 
However, Dr. Al Attiyah began his profession as a military pilot. He got a four year college education in air science from King Faisal Air Academy in 1987 and furthermore, a law degree from Beirut Arab University in 1993. He holds a graduate degree in open law (1991) and a Ph.D. in law (2006) the two of which he got from Cairo University. 
 
From 2008 to 2011, he filled in as the Minister Of State For International Cooperation just as filling in as Acting Minister For Business And Trade. In 2009, he turned into an individual from Silatech's leading body of trustees, an individual from the governing body and administrator of the official advisory group of Qatar Diar organization, and an individual from the top managerial staff of Qatar power and water organization, Kahramaa. 
 
Dr. Al Attiyah was first named Minister Of State For Foreign Affairs in a bureau reshuffle in September 2011. In another bureau reshuffle in June 2013, Dr. Al Attiyah was reassigned as the Minister Of Foreign Affairs supplanting the previous Foreign Minister, Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani. 
 

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada 

HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada is Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry. He moved on from Qatar University with a four-year certification in scientific studies qualification in marine science and geography and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. Al Sada right now holds posts of: 
 
•    Director of Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem) 
•    Executive of the Board of Directors, RasGas Company Limited 
•    Chairman of Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (QatarGas) 
•    Vice Chairman of Qatar Steel Company 
•    Chairman of the Joint Advisory Board (JAB), Texas A and M University of Qatar 
 
Dr. Al Sada is likewise an individual from Qatar Permanent Constitution Preparation Committee, Supreme Education Council (SEC), and The National Committee for Human Rights. 
 

Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari 

Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari is the Minister of Public Health. Preceding turning into the Minister of Public Health in 2016, Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari was the Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) – a job she held from 2007-2016. 
 
Under her initiative, HMC was changed into an incorporated scholastic wellbeing framework and has accomplished various global accreditations and grants. Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari sits on various sheets of wellbeing related associations, locally and provincially, for example, the JCI Middle East Advisory Council, the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Steering, Committee and the Institute of Global Health Innovation. 
 
Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari was delegated as a board individual from Sidra Medicine in 2016. She is additionally the Chairperson of the Board of Qatar Biobank, Ambassador for the AAHCI Regional Office in Qatar, and an Advisory Board Member for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari has a Ph.D. in human services the board from Brunel University in the UK. In 2014, she was named Business Woman of the Year at the Arabian Business Qatar Achievement Awards. 
 
 

Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani 

Born in 1948, Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani is probably the most extravagant man in Qatar. Sheik Faisal, who is a far off relative of His Highness The Emir, Sheik Tamim is one of the most conspicuous Qatari representatives, with total assets of in any event US$2.2 billion. 
 
The extremely rich person claims various organizations just as Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which sits 14 miles west of Doha. The historical center comprises of 15 lobbies with in excess of 15,000 antiques, including antiquated strict books, artwork, and vintage American vehicles. He is likewise the proprietor Al Faisal Holding, a Doha-based aggregate that works around 50 organizations in nine ventures. 
 
Furthermore, Sheik Faisal has gathered an assortment of luxury inns and business land properties in six nations, broadening abroad, getting Four Seasons inn in Cairo, Grand Hyatt in Berlin, Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago, W Hotel in London's Leicester Square and Miami's St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort. He has eight more lodging properties under development in the capital, some portion of a city-wide structure blast lighted after it won the rights to have the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. 
 

His Excellency Akbar Al Baker 

Born in 1962, Akbar Al Baker is the CEO of Qatar Airways. He was as of late named with the title His Excellency for having driven Qatar Airways into one of the quickest developing aircraft on the planet, with over 130 goals worldwide in a time of 20 years. Al Baker additionally drives the improvement of the Hamad International Airport (HIA), which opened its phase one in May 2014. 
 
Al Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1997. Preceding his arrangement, he worked at the Civil Aviation Directorate of Qatar. He is likewise the previous Chairman of the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). He is likewise CEO of a few divisions of Qatar's national carrier including Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty-Free Company, Hamad International Airport, Internal Media Services, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, and an individual from the Board of Governors of IATA (International Air Transport Association). 
 

Hassan Al Thawadi 

Hassan Al Thawadi is Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. He is a legal advisor by calling with a degree in law from the University of Sheffield. In March 2011, he was named Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the association liable for planning among open and private elements to guarantee that framework and advancement ventures are conveyed in status for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 
 
He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Local Organizing Committee of 2022 FIFA World Cup; Legal Adviser to the CEO of QIA and Special Adviser, FIFA's World Cup Organizing Committee. 
 
In the past, he was the General Counsel of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding and CEO of Qatar's 2022 Bid Committee, working intimately with Bid Chairman, His Excellency Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani and was an individual from the Board at national partners of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy concerned about delivering the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including Katara Hospitality and Qatari Diar, Qatar University College of Business and Economics, Qatar Chamber for Commerce and Industry, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Msheireb Properties and Hassad Foods.

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