Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saud Al Thani

A MAN WITH many hats, including governor of Qatar Central Bank, and chairman of Qatar Development Bank, QFC Regulatory Authority, Islamic Financial Services Board, Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation and director at QIA, Sheikh Abdullah is a cornerstone of the Qatari economy. In his different positions, he will be responsible for making sure the recent oil price crash does not impact financing for Qatar’s development and World Cup plans. Despite turmoil at the end of last year following the oil price plunge, he will also oversee some QAR50 billion of public firm IPOs planned on the Qatari stock market in the coming years.