His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani assumed his position as Deputy Amir of the State of Qatar on 11 November 2014 as per an Amiri Order issued by His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah was born on February 9, 1988 in Doha, where he received his pre-university education. He later attended the Georgetown University in Qatar, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service.
In addition to his tasks as Deputy Amir, His Highness assumes a number of positions, including the following: General Supervisor of the Private Amiri Diwan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Petroleum, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani Foundation for Social Care. He also supervises the Sports and Social Activities Support Fund (Daam).
Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Investment Authority from 3 December 2014 to 3 November 2018, and served as the Chief of the Amiri Diwan from 20 December 2011 to 10 November 2014.
In addition to Arabic, he is also fluent in English.
Sheikh Abdullah is married and has four children.