Qatar’s new finance minister: Ali Sherif Al-Emadi

Issue 950 - 05 Jul 2013 | 4 minute read

Qatar’s new finance minister, Ali Sherif Al-Emadi, faces a daunting task of bringing discipline to a public sector that has become bloated and inefficient, as gas-fuelled wealth has poured in and often been spent with little restraint. His challenge is to enable Qatar to deliver on its huge infrastructure projects in time for the 2022 World Cup, to diversify its economy, and to encourage more nationals into the private sector, despite a social contract providing them with secure public sector jobs.

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