Qatar: Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Official Tamim Qatar Emir

Role: Emir

Sheikh Tamim came to power in June 2013 and since then has deepened Qatar’s position as a global-scale exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), overseen the hosting of football’s Fifa World Cup in 2022 (underlining his personal interest in the sport), navigated the country through the 2017-21 boycott by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the Covid-19 pandemic, and developed the emirate’s position as an intermediary on the international stage.

Tamim has also overseen a centralisation of power in the Emiri Diwan (head of state’s office), in an effort to move away from the style of previous governments.


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