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HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, who was on Tuesday appointed as the new Minister of Culture, was the CEO of the Qatar Media Corporation (QMC), the apex media entity entrusted with implementing a clear framework for the industry’s growth, and also a Board Member of Al Jazeera Network.

HE Buthaina al-Nuaimi joined Qatar Foundation in 2006 and held several positions at the Education Division and was a founding member of eight schools under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education.

HE Mariam bint Ali bin Nasser al-Misnad was appointed Executive Director of Administration and Finance Division at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) and was awarded with the International Social Responsibility Excellence Award for the year 2021, in recognition of her efforts in the field of humanitarian and volunteer work.

HE Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology. He has been the president of the Communications Regulatory Authority since 2015. He has more than 20 years’ experience and a proven record of success in developing and executing communications regulatory frameworks, telecommunications technologies, network planning, administration, and rollout.

HE Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. He was the head of the Qatar National Food Security Programme, with decades of experience in the agricultural and environmental sectors, as well as in the management of water resources. He is also experienced in investment projects with the erstwhile Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

HE Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh al-Marri, Minister of Labour He was the chairman of the National Human Rights Committee. In 2012, he was elected as president of the Arab Committee for Human Rights in the League of Arab States. He has previously assumed the chair of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation from 2012-2015, which is specialised in reviewing and accrediting national human rights institutions in compliance with Paris Principles.

HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Abdullah al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry. He was appointed Deputy Governor of the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 2018. In April 2018, HE Sheikh Mohammed was appointed Deputy Chairman of the QFC Regulatory Authority and later that year, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority. Since 2019, he has served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Development Bank.

HE Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem al-Ghanem, Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, was the Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces, until his new appointment.

HE Mohamed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Yousef al-Sulaiti, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and member of the Cabinet, was the former Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council.


Source: Gulf Times