H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani is Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Holding, a Member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Group.
His Excellency also serves as a Commissioner to the United Nations ITU Broadband Commission for Digital Development, and a Member of the World Bank’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development. Sheikh Abdullah was instrumental in the restructuring and regional expansion of Ooredoo since the launch of its expansion strategy in 2005, steering the growth of Ooredoo from a single-nation telecom operator to a Group with a presence in 16 countries spanning North Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia. During that time, His Excellency was Chairman of Wataniya Group (based in Kuwait) and served as President Commissioner of Indosat (based in Indonesia). Prior to joining Ooredoo, Sheikh Abdulla was Chief of the Royal Court (Amiri Diwan) and member of the Planning Council from 2000 to 2005. He also was Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the North Atlantic College in Qatar from 2001 to 2006 and Military Attached to the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2000.
H.E Sheikh Abdulla graduated as pilot in Qatar’s Emiri Air Force. He holds a Master’s degree and he completed a number of programs at various military institutions, among them the Senior Army War College in the USA (1996-1997).