His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar since January 27, 2016. He was also named as Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister on November 15, 2017.
In addition to his current responsibilities, His Excellency serves as Chairman of Qatar Investment Authority (since 2018), Chairman of Qatar Fund for Development (since 2014), and member of Qatar’s Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investments.
In his current capacity, His Excellency’s responsibilities include planning and implementing Qatar’s foreign policy, maintaining and extending the country’s strategic bilateral/multilateral relations, leading mediation efforts, and consolidating international peace and security by encouraging the peaceful settlement of international disputes.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013 as Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed served as the Director of Economic Affairs at the Supreme Council of Family Affairs in 2005 for a four-year term. Later in 2009, he became the Director of the Department of Public and Private Sectors Partnership at the Ministry of Business and Trade, and launched “Enterprise Qatar” – an organization that provides technical and financial support for small and medium-sized enterprises.
A year later, His Excellency served as Secretary of the Personal Representative of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for Follow-up Affairs at the Amiri Diwan. Also in the same year, he became the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Mining Company.
Between 2011 and 2012, His Excellency attained the rank of Undersecretary and became the 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.
His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Qatar University.