His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Ph.D., is Chairman of Media City Qatar and Advisor in the Amiri Diwan.
Dr. Al Thani served as Vice President of Education at Qatar Foundation and as President of Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
He is Vice Chairman of the Qatar University Board of Regents and is the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director for Qatar Leadership Center. He also serves on international boards of Georgetown University, Baker Institute, and the American University of Beirut.
A patron of the arts, Dr. Al Thani received the title of Commandeur, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and established the Al Markhiya Gallery for Arab Art and East Wing, a global photography platform. He supports Qatar Museums’ arts initiatives.
He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, a Master of Science from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Qatar University, where he also taught engineering.
Her Excellency Lolwa bint Rashid Al Khater is the Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
H.E. Al Khater joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Minister Plenipotentiary. She also served as Director of Planning and Quality at Qatar Tourism Authority and as a Research Project Manager Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
H.E. Al Khater is also the Executive Director of the Doha Forum, and Vice-Chairman of the Qatar Fund for Development, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at College of Islamic Studies of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Member of the Board of Trustees at Georgetown University, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums.
H.E. Al Khater worked as an Independent Policy Analyst participating in conferences and multiple publications, and she is the co-editor of “Policy-making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar”, a book published by Palgrave Macmillan. Her Excellency also wrote a book titled "Educational Outputs and Labor Market Needs: A Study on Labor Market Issues and Methods of Addressing Them" and was published through the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Moreover, H.E. Al Khater worked as a part-time lecturer at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and she is a Research Associate at The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Forum at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. H.E. Al Khater is also a board member at The Institute for Palestine Studies.
Her Excellency holds a Master of Science in Computing and a Master of Arts in Public Policy. Her research interests are Islam and Modernity, and Public Policies.
Dr. Hassan Mohammed Al Ansari is an Advisor at the Amiri Diwan of the State of Qatar. In addition to this important advisory role, Dr. Al Ansari is the Editor-in-Chief of the well-known English newspaper Qatar Tribune. Dr. Al Ansari's commitment to positive change extends beyond journalism and his diverse professional responsibilities, as he is also an active member of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs and the Qatar Special Needs Sports Federation.
Dr. Al Ansari has in-depth experience and knowledge in the history of the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East, as well as American studies, and has devoted much of his time to teaching these subjects to Qatar University students, and through his deep experience, insight, and commitment to many issues, he contributes to academia, journalism, and improving the conditions of society as a whole.
Dr. Al Ansari holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History from Ann Arbor University in Michigan
His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi is the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the entity that coordinates Qatar's government and private entities involved in the implementation of infrastructure and development projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and was the Chairman of the National Organizing Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the organizer of the events.
In July 2020, HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani appointed H.E. Al Thawadi as a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Investment Authority. H.E. Al Thawadi also served as the General Counsel of the Qatar Investment Authority.
H.E. Al Thawadi holds positions on the boards of important national entities, including Katara Hospitality, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Railways, Qatar International Islamic Bank, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
H.E. Al Thawadi studied law and graduated from the University of Sheffield in Britain. He speaks four languages (Arabic, English, Spanish and French).
Board Member | Representative of Ministry of Finance
Dr. Saud Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah is the Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance. He previously held the position of Director of Economic Policies and Research Department at the Ministry of Finance and was also in charge of managing the Public and Private Partnership Department from 2014.
Dr. Al Attiyah is a Board Member of Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post), Chairman of the Economic Diversification and Private Sector Development Strategy within the National Development Strategy 2018 – 2022, Vice Chairman of the Executive Technical Committee for improving the business environment at H.E. the Prime Minister’s office, Vice Chairman of Aspire Sport Accelerator, and has served as Chairman of Lusail Circuit Sports Club since 2015.
Previously, Dr. Al Attiyah served as Director of Legacy Department at the Supreme Committee for Legacy & Delivery from 2011 to 2014, and also as a member of various advisory and executive committees at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Aspire Zone, the Ministry of Public Health, and the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Al Attiyah holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris (Winner of best Capstone project) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Qatar University. Dr. Al Attiyah holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Swiss Business School in Zurich, Switzerland, an Executive Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris (Winner of best Capstone project) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Qatar University.
Board Member | Representative of the Government Communications Office
His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin Mansoor bin Jabor Al Thani was appointed Director of the Government Communications Office in 2021. Prior to this, from 2019 to 2021 he served as the Assistant Director of the Government Communications Office and before that, he was the Media Attaché in the United States of America from 2017 to 2019. In his role as the Media Attaché, he played a crucial role in strengthening the bilateral relationship between Qatar and the United States by collaborating with key stakeholders.
H.E. Sheikh Jassim initially joined the Government Communications Office in 2014 and has been actively involved in supporting various ministries and government stakeholders with their media-related activities.
His Excellency holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from Northwestern University in Qatar.
Board Member | Representative of International Media Office
Sheikh Thamer bin Hamad Al Thani is the Director of the International Media Office of the State of Qatar.
Prior to this role, he was Deputy Director of the Government Communications Office for Media Affairs, and from 2018-2019 he served as Qatar's Media Attaché for the state of Qatar in United Kingdom where he cultivated relationships with media and relevant stakeholders across the UK and Europe.
Sheikh Thamer joined the Government Communications Office in 2016 as the Head of the International Media where he supported and coordinated international media engagements by ministries and relevant entities.
Prior to joining the Government Communications Office, he was the Head of Special Projects at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology where he was responsible for projects focusing on digital civic engagement, youth empowerment, and digital media analysis.
Sheikh Thamer holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from Northwestern University in Qatar.
Board Member | Representative of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar
Sheikh Ali bin Alwaleed Al Thani is the Chief Executive Officer of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar). He is also a board member of Katara Hospitality, Qatari Diar and the Qatar Free Zones Authority.
Previously, Sheikh Ali was appointed as Coordinator for Economic Affairs at the Prime Minister’s office overseeing a broad range of activities related to Qatar’s economic and investment agenda.
He has also served as Director of the State of Qatar’s Office to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he oversaw negotiations and standing committees in the WTO related to market access, agriculture, trade and investment, subsidies and other key areas. Moreover, he was elected by consensus as Chairman of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS) Committee in 2017, which is responsible for one of the principal legal agreements of the WTO. In his role as Chairman, he oversaw the regular functioning of the committee and was involved in the ongoing investment facilitation working group discussions.
Sheikh Ali also served as the Commercial Attaché to Qatar’s permanent mission to the United Nations, covering negotiations and standing committees in the UNCTAD and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, as well as an Executive Master’s in International Negotiation & Policymaking from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Board Member | Representative of Ministry of Culture
Sheikh Fahad bin Thamer Al Thani serves as an Advisor to the Minister of Culture, and has extensive experience in the media field and has held a number of positions, where his career began working in Al Jazeera Media Network and then moved to work in the press office at the Amiri Diwan and in 2014 he joined the Qatar Media Corporation and served as Assistant Director of Qatar TV and Director of Programs Department at Qatar TV, and was appointed in 2017 as Director of the Department of Foreign Media Affairs at Qatar News Agency.
Sheikh Fahad holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Qatar University.
Board Member | Representative of Ministry of Sports and Youth
Mr. Abdulrahman bin Musallam Al Dosari is the Advisor to the Minister of Sports and Youth in charge of managing the sports and youth sector. He also plays a crucial role as Chairman of the Committee for Organizing the Hosting of International and Regional Sports Events in Qatar, Chairman of the National Sports Day Committee, President of the Qatar Sports for All Federation and Vice Chairman of the Professional Players Committee.
During the period 2016 to 2021, Mr. Al Dosari served as an advisor to His Excellency the Minister of Culture and Sports in charge of overseeing the media, publications, sector, and sports. Prior to this, he held various leadership positions in several Qatari entities including Qatar Stars League, Qatar Olympic Committee, and Hamad Medical Corporation.
Mr. Al Dosari holds an MBA degree from the United Kingdom.
Board Member | Representative of Qatar Media Corporation
Mr. Abdulrahman bin Nasser Al Obaidan serves as an advisor to the CEO’s office at Qatar Media Corporation and has an extensive knowledge and experience in the field of radio and television. In 2003, he held the position of Director of Qatar Radio, and in 2004 he transitioned to become the Director General of Al Jazeera Documentary Channel as well as the Director General of Qatar General Authority for Radio and Television
Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Al Obaidan served as a member of several boards of directors, including being a member of the Board of Directors of Al Jazeera Children's Channel, the Board of Directors of the Gulf Radio and Television Authority, and the Board of Directors of the GCC Co-Production Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Al Obaidan headed the delegation of Qatar Media Corporation in several meetings of the Regional and International Broadcasting Union.
Sheikh Ali bin Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani has been the Chief Executive Officer of Media City Qatar since September 2021, playing a key role in managing the company’s overall operations, planning, development, and strategic direction.
He serves on the Advisory Board of the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) and is a board member at Alrayan Investment.
His career commenced in 2003 in finance at Qatar Energy, formerly Qatar Petroleum (QP). Sheikh Ali joined Shell in 2010 and contributed to several projects in Doha and abroad, including Pearl GTL, recognized as the world’s largest GTL plant.
In 2015, he joined the Government Communications Office (GCO) where he was later appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Director of the Government Communications Office for Media Affairs. He has actively participated in various media boards and committees at Qatar Media Corporation (QMC), the Crisis Management Team at the National Command Center (NCC), and others.
By 2020, Sheikh Ali had joined the Amiri Diwan, working in The Emir’s Economic Advisory Office. During this time, he focused on diverse projects, mostly related to the Supreme Council of Investment and Economics.
Sheikh Ali serves as the chairperson of the Higher Organizing Committee for the Qatar Economic Forum Powered by Bloomberg, an annual event that has rapidly grown in popularity, attracting global leaders.
Sheikha Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American University and a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.
Khalid Mubarak Al Naimi is the Executive Director of Support Services at Media City Qatar, a capacity in which he manages the human resources, procurement, IT, and general services departments.
Khalid has over 20 years of experience working in the telecoms and IT industries. He began his career at Ooredoo before moving to Al Jazeera Media Network, where he served as Head of General Services. Khalid was appointed Head of Government Relations and Affairs at Al Jazeera and later became Head of Purchasing at the network's Children’s Channel.
Prior to joining Media City Qatar, Khalid was in charge of Es'hailSat's Procurement and Administration Department and served as the company's Head of Administration.
Khalid holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Northampton and has successfully completed several leadership and management workshops and training.
Executive Director of Strategy & Corporate Performance and A/Marketing & PR Director
Mr. Jassim Mohamed Al Khori
Executive Director of Strategy & Corporate Performance and A/Marketing & PR Director
Jassim Mohamed Al Khori holds the position of Executive Director of Strategy and Corporate Performance. In this role, he demonstrates strategic planning, analytical, and risk management skills by overseeing and developing corporate strategic plans that drive business growth, ensure stability, and achieve success. Jassim also assumes the responsibilities of Acting Marketing & PR Director, a role in which he leads the strategic development and execution of Media City Qatar's communication strategy, marketing and branding, and public relations activities.
Jassim has held notable positions of leadership at renowned organizations such as Schlumberger, Shell, and Maersk Oil Research and Technology Center. His expertise extends to senior technical and executive roles, including his previous position as an Asset and Exploration Manager at North Oil Company, where he led a multidisciplinary team of senior scientists, subject matter experts, and managers.
Recognized for his exceptional contributions, Jassim has received numerous prestigious accolades throughout his career. Notable among them are the Qatari Ambassador Award from NOC (2019), the SPE International Award (2017), the Shell CEO Recognition Award (2009), and the Schlumberger Global Bronze Award (2008).
Jassim holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Qatar University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Northampton. He completed the Executive Leadership Program from the Qatar Leadership Centre in 2022 and the Qatar Energy Executive Leaders Program from INSEAD in 2019.
Thair Al Anani leads the Business Development Department at Qatar Media City, bringing with him two decades of experience in management and business development in various domains from media and technology to real estate, business accelerators, and free zones.
Thair began his career as a commercial manager at the French news agency AFP, where he was responsible for developing and implementing region-specific strategies and introducing new products. His efforts significantly enhanced the agency's market presence and share in the GCC countries.
In his subsequent role as Head of Operations and Business Development at twofour54 - Abu Dhabi, Thair was responsible for setting and implementing the company's objectives and strategies. He also led the development and execution of investment projects and initiatives to attract, accommodate, and serve the creative industries and content producers. These initiatives provided the company with opportunities to establish strategic partnerships and enter new global markets.
Thair possesses a business degree in management, and a higher diploma in media and marketing.
Dr. Khairy Fathi El Bosseily is the first legal adviser in the media city of Qatar. He prepares, drafts and reviews regulations, executive decisions, contracts and agreements for the media city, follows up on issues and investigations related to work within the media city and registered authority, and prepares legal working papers for the board of directors and executive management.
During his work in the State of Qatar, Dr. Khairy oversaw the establishment of the Qatar Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and its affiliates. He was a participating member of the task team formed to establish a free trade area, a transport and storage area, Al-Furjan market projects, food security projects, free zone projects and logistics zone projects in Qatar. He contributed to the task force for the restructuring of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment and the preparation and review of the Council's regulations. He represented the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Legislative Instruments Review Committee of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and contributed to the preparation and drafting of proposals on a number of laws on the business and investment environment, including but not limited to: Commercial Companies Act, Commercial Registry Act, Business Law, Government-Private Partnership Act, National Product Competitiveness Support Act, Consumer Protection Act, Competition Protection Act and Non-Qatari Capital Investment Act in Economic Activity. He also oversaw the establishment of the Legal Office of the Minister of Economy and Trade in 2008, as well as the translation of the Arabic and English text of the WTO Agreements and the Qatar Accession Protocol, which was published in the Official Gazette of the State of Qatar on December 13, 2008. Dr. Khairy completed a number of important legal literature and research. "WTO Agreements Dispute Settlement - Modern Doha Press 2022.
Dr. Khairy holds a bachelor's degree in law in 1997, a master's degree in public law in 2000 and a doctorate in international law and organizations in 2005 from Ain Shams University in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Mrs. Laura Miccoli is the Legal Affairs and Contract Manager at Media City Qatar, where she provides legal and strategic support to the CEO and stakeholders of Media City.
She advises on a wide range of legal and business affairs matters including regulatory, commercial and compliance for Media City Qatar. She negotiates and manages partnership and commercial agreements with regional and global media companies in line with Media City Qatar’s mandate and strategy.
She has extensive experience as a senior commercial lawyer and legal and business affairs lawyer in the international media and digital market in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.
Prior to joining Media City Qatar, Laura worked as a Senior Lawyer at global broadcasters such as the BBC World Service Group and Warner Bros. Discovery, and for multinational television production and distribution companies such as FremantleMedia and Zodiak Media Group.
Laura holds a Law Degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a Master's in Corporate Law from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome. She is a qualified lawyer in addition to having Certificate in Music Law and in International and Italian Formats.