His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry in November 2018. He was appointed acting Minister of Finance in May 2021.
His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and ﬁnancial sectors in Qatar. He became QNB Group Chief Executive Officer in July 2013 and held this position until 2018. Prior to this role, he was the Executive General Manger and Group Chief Business Officer of QNB.
HE Mr Al Kuwari is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for a number of organisations, including KATARA Hospitality, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Development Bank and Masraf Al Rayan. He additionally is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) and Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of QFCA.
HE Mr Al Kuwari has a Master of Science in Management Information System from the Seattle Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Math and Computer Science from Eastern Washington University.
He also attended a number of executive programmes at Wharton School of Business, London Business School, Cambridge University and Duke University.
His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry has overall responsibility for all Commerce and Industry issues, including:
- Planning and overseeing the implementation of economic policies aimed at promoting sustainable development at the national level in line with the National Development Strategy 2017-2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030
- Developing businesses and securing investments
- Protecting copyrights