H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi
General Counsel, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding & Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee
A graduate in Law from Sheffield University, His Excellency Hassan is General Counsel at Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding - entities founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to diversify the country's economy and that have recently invested in Porsche, Volkswagen, Barclays Bank, the New York Stock Exchange and Harrods.
Prior to joining QIA in 2006, Hassan worked for Qatar Petroleum.
Hassan Al Thawadi also holds the position of Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, the organization responsible for coordinating amongst government agencies within the state to ensure infrastructure and development projects are delivered in readiness for the event in 2022.
His appointment in March 2011 as Secretary General follows on from his role as CEO in Qatar's 2022 Bid Committee, in which he worked closely with Bid Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani, promoting Qatar's revolutionary and ultimately successful attempt to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the first time.
Hassan also holds a board position with Hassad Food Company - Qatar's premier worldwide investor/developer in the agriculture and livestock sector.
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