Introducing Qatar’s new Emir

First steps

In a speech given last Wednesday evening, Sheikh Tamim announced a new cabinet. Some of the most prominent members are listed below.

Prime Minister and Interior Minister: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Khalifa Al Thani has been Minister of State for Internal Affairs since 2005. He takes over from former prime minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs: Ahmad Bin Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud stays in the same position.

Foreign Minister: Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Attiyah has taken on the second half of Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani's government portfolio.

Minister of State for Defense Affairs: Maj Gen Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah is promoted from chief of general staff.

Minister of Energy & Industry: Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada has retained this key portfolio in the new government.


Minister of Finance: After steering QNB to become one of the Gulf's biggest lenders, Ali Shareef Al Emadi has replaces Yousef Hussain Kamal's finance brief.

Minister of Economy and Trade: After two years at Al Jazeera, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassin Bin Mohamed Al Thani takes on the second of Yousef Hussain Kamal's two former roles.  

Minister of Communication and Information Technology: Hessa Al Jaber becomes Qatar's third female minister after a succesful stint in charge of the country's telecoms regulator.

Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage: Hamad Bin Abdul Aziz Al  Kuwari maintains his position in the new cabinet.

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