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Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani

Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani (Arabic: أحمد بن جاسم آل ثاني) is a Qatari businessman, politician and a member of the royal family, Al Thani.

Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani
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Assumed office
26 June 2013
Prime MinisterAbdullah bin Nasser Al Thani

Early life and educationEdit

Al Thani is a member of the ruling family of Qatar.[1][2] He is a graduate of the University of United Arab Emirates where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering.[3] He received a master's degree in integrated reservoir project management from Imperial College.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Al Thani worked in different petroleum engineering projects in Qatar and abroad.[5] He was a board member at Qatargas.[4] After resignation of Wadah Khanfar from Al Jazeera, Al Thani became the director general of the channel in September 2011.[5][6] He left channel on 26 June 2013 when he was appointed minister of economy and trade.[7] On 3 July, he was made member to the administrative council of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).[8]

AwardsEdit

Arabian Business named Al Thani as the most powerful Qatari businessman in 2012.[4] He was chosen as the 38th most powerful Arab by Gulf Business in 2013.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eakin, Hugh (27 October 2011). "The Strange Power of Qatar". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ian Black (21 September 2011). "Al-Jazeera chief replaced by Qatari royal". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Executive Profile. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani". Bloomberg. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Arabian Business Qatar Power List 2012". Arabian Business. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Questions abound as Qatari takes helms of Al Jazeera Network". Doha News. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Al Jazeera's political independence questioned amid Qatar intervention". The Guardian. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Al Jazeera's Director General resigns 'to serve my country'". Doha News. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 August 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Qatar's former PM loses role at wealth fund". Arabian Business. Reuters. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani". Gulf Business. Retrieved 28 June 2013.