Profiles of the new ministers
November 05 2018 12:12 AM
Profiles of the new ministers
Profiles of the new ministers


HE Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, Minister of Justice, will also assume the duties of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

Before the Cabinet reshuffle, al-Nuaimi was the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs from January 2016, and the Minister of Administrative Development from June 2013.

Earlier, al-Nuaimi was the secretary general of the Council of Ministers and chairman of the Standing Committee for Legislative Affairs.

He was the assistant secretary general of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers from 2007 to 2008.

Al-Nuaimi was the director of Legislation Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers from 2004 to 2007.

He served in the Office of the Prime Minister between 2000 and 2004, and in the Ministry of the Interior from 1999 to 2000.

Al-Nuaimi has a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Beirut and a doctorate in public law from Cairo University.

HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment, has been Qatar Rail’s managing director and CEO. He served as the CEO of Barwa Group from April 2011 to May 2014, prior to which he was the CEO of Smeet, a Qatari Diar Group subsidiary, where he worked since its inception in 2008 until March 2011.

Al-Subaie held several key positions in project management with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) from 1996 to 2008. He was on the boards of organisations such as Hochteif, Qatar Broadband Network and Qatar Engineering and Construction Company. Al Subaie holds an MBA and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Qatar University.

HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry, was the QNB Group CEO and the Board of Directors chairman from December 2014. Earlier, he served as QNB’s general manager and chief operating officer and a founder of QNB Capital.

Al-Kuwari has been a board member of Milaha since 2005, served as Qatar Exchange Board of Directors vice chairman, and a member of the Board of Directors of Nakilat Company representing Qatar Navigation.

HE Yousef bin Mohamed al-Othman Fakhro, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, started his career at Qatar Petroleum. He has diverse experience in areas including information technology, banking, human resources, project management, event management and hospitality.

Earlier, Fakhro has functioned as undersecretary of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs; QNB’s general manager – human capital, and 2006 Doha Asian Games’ organising committee’s deputy director general of operations. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

HE Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and member of the Cabinet, was Qatar Petroleum (QP) president and CEO.

He joined QP in 1986 as a student of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, US, from where he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.

Subsequently, al-Kaabi joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department, where he progressed through various petroleum engineering, technical, commercial and supervisory positions. He then became the Manager of Gas Development responsible for North Field management and development.

Al-Kaabi, and his team, played a key role in the rapid launch of many mega gas projects based on the most up-to-date technologies, which were implemented in record time, making a major contribution towards Qatar's rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world; as well as several large gas pipeline projects domestically and for export.

From 2006, al-Kaabi was the director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he oversaw all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in the country.

In September 2014, al-Kaabi was appointed as QP’s managing director, a position that was later changed (November 2014) to president and CEO, as part of a major re-organisation effort.

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