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Qatar Facts

  • 1.87 million Population
  • $173.85 billion GDP, current prices
  • $98,329.49 GDP per capita, current prices
  • 11th Global Competitiveness Index rankings
  • 40 Ease of doing business index (1=best)
  • 80.2 Country credit rating (100=best)
  • Qatari riyal Currency Unit
Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts & Heritage on the importance of cultural awareness
Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari is the Qatari Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture and the im...
Viviane Rios Balbino on the ongoing efforts to strengthen Qatar-Brazil bilateral relations
Viviane Rios Balbino is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in Doha. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the bilateral relationship between Qatar and Brazi...
QMA project head Rafah Barakat on the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture
Rafah Mouafak Barakat is the Head of the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture at the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA). She spoke with The Prospect Group about the Qatar Brazil 2014 ...
Radisson Blu Doha General Manager Gordon MacKenzie on the travel & tourism industry in Qatar
Gordon MacKenzie is the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Doha, a 584 room property previously known as the Ramada Plaza Doha. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the imp...
Descon Engineering Qatar General Manager Mansoor Rashid on infrastructure construction in Qatar
Mansoor Rashid is the General Manager of Descon Engineering Qatar, an integrated engineering, construction, and plant maintenance company. He spoke with The Prospect Group abo...
Asian Finance Bank CEO Mohamed Azahari Kamil on remaining competitive in a crowded banking sector
Datuk Mohamed Azahari Kamil is the CEO of Asian Finance Bank Berhad, which is one of the three Asian foreign Islamic Banks that has been granted a license by Bank Negara Malay...
Mazaya Qatar CEO Seraj Al Baker on the real estate market in Doha
Seraj Al Baker is the CEO of Mazaya Qatar, a public real estate development company listed on the Qatar Exchange. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Mazaya’s key milesto...
US-Qatar Business Council President Patrick Theros on the economic relationship between Qatar and the US
Ambassador Patrick N. Theros (Ret.) is the President of the US-Qatar Business Council, a non-profit, private sector organization which provides a forum for discussion of key e...
TESMEC General Manager Rabie Kamel on the trenching industry in Qatar
Rabie Kamel is the General Manager of TESMEC, the sole agent, exclusive supplier, and distributor of TESMEC trenching machines and equipment in Qatar and the Middle East. He s...
PWC Qatar Country Senior Partner Stephen Anderson on the business climate in Qatar
Stephen Anderson is the Country Senior Partner at PWC in Qatar. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Qatar’s economic performance, the increasing sophistication of family-...
KPMG Qatar Partner Rajesh Menon on family-owned businesses, SMEs, and junior market listings
Rajesh Menon is a Partner at KPMG in Qatar. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Qatar’s overall economic prospects, the impact of the new junior market on SMEs and family...
Medicare Group Managing Director & CEO Abdulwahed Al-Mawlawi on the way forward for healthcare in Qatar
Abdulwahed Al-Mawlawi is the Managing Director and CEO of Medicare Group, the publicly traded Qatari parent company of Ahli Hospital. He spoke with The Prospect Group about re...
Mashreq Bank Qatar Country Head Howard Kitson on competition in Qatar’s banking sector
Howard Kitson is the Country Head of Mashreq Bank in Qatar. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the Qatari banking sector, the changing dynamics of project finance in the r...
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar Dean Allyson Vanstone on the art & design industry in Qatar
Allyson Vanstone is the Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in art and design fields. She spoke with The Prospe...
Qatar General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) Secretary General Saleh Al Nabit on Qatar’s National Vision 2030
His Excellency Dr. Saleh Al Nabit is the Secretary General of Qatar’s General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP). He spoke with The Prospect Group about encouraging...
University of Calgary-Qatar Dean & CEO Carolyn Byrne on meeting the demand for nurses
Carolyn Byrne is the Dean and CEO of the University of Calgary-Qatar, the only educational institution in Qatar that offers a Bachelor of Nursing program. She spoke with The P...
Deutsche Bank MENA Vice Chairman MENA & Qatar Chief Country Officer Salah Jaidah on banking and finance in Qatar
Salah Jaidah is the Vice Chairman MENA and Chief Country Officer in Qatar at Deutsche Bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the Qatari banking sector, the impact of ext...
College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) President Ken MacLeod on technical education in Qatar
Dr. Ken MacLeod is the President of the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q), one of the largest post-secondary institutions in Qatar. He spoke with The Prospect Grou...