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Qatar 2022

PUBLISHED September 2022



The Business Year has followed the Qatari economy for the best part of a decade, including every development since it won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As the first Middle Eastern country to host the tournament, Qatar has focused much effort on making sure it not only puts on a good show, but that its legacy extends well into the future. It is in this atmosphere that we carried out research for this publication, The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition.


Here is just a selection of the interviews contained:

  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad bin Qassim Al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry
  • Saleh bin Mohammad Al-Nabit, President, Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Group CEO, QNB
  • Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaïfi, President, Paris Saint-Germain | Minister of State | Chairman, Qatar Sports Investments
  • Rick Tallant, Managing Director & Chairman, Shell Qatar
  • Sheikha Mayes Bint Hamad Al Thani, Managing Director, US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC)
  • Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO & Executive Board Member, Qatar Airways
  • Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar
  • Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, President, Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
  • Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment
  • Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, Qatar & President, Qatar National Library (QNL)
  • Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Major Non-NATO ally status
  • Economic resilience
  • Commercial Bank Financial Services
  • FIFA World Cup 2022
  • LNG industry expansion
  • Qatar Energy rebrand
  • Female empowerment
  • Maritime logistics
  • IoT and Qatar National Vision 2030
  • Infrastructure
  • Food security
  • MICE tourism
  • Human capital

About The Business Year
The Business Year is a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade. We conduct hundreds of interviews a week with top decision makers in the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our content is available in printed reports and across an array of digital platforms.



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