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Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani is the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar.

Biography

Date of Birth: 1959

Political Career

  • 1982-1989, Director of the Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
  • 18-7-1989, appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
  • 14-5-1990, appointed Deputy Minister of Electricity and Water for two years alongside with his post as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
  • Supervised several successful projects and developed the agricultural sector.
  • Held the following posts in addition to his position as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture and Deputy Minister of Electricity and Water:
  • Chairman of Qatar Electricity and Water Company
  • President of the Central Municipal Council
  • Director of the Special Emiri Projects Office
  • Member of Qatar Petroleum Board of Directors
  • Member of the Supreme Council for Planning
  • 1-9-1992, appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Kept his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the subsequent ministerial reshuffles in July 1995, October 1996 and January 1999.
  • On Sept 16, 2003, he was appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister while retaining his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Other Key Positions

  • Member of the Supreme Defense Council, which was established in 1996.
  • Head of Qatar's Permanent Committee for the Support of Al Quds, which was formed in 1998.
  • Member of the Permanent Constitution Committee formed in 1999.
  • Member of the Ruling Family Council established in 2000.
  • Member of the Supreme Council for the Investment of the Reserves of the State, which was established in 2000.

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