Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani
The head of Qatar Telecom, he recently announced that the company will step up its expansion plans, to become one of the world’s top 20 telecom companies by 2020.
September 1, 2008 12:01 by kippreport
Sheikh Abdullah is the chairman of the board of directors for Qatar Telecom (Qtel). He is also the chairman of Kuwait-based Wataniya, and has been president-commissioner of Indosat since August this year. Sheikh Abdullah previously held several high-profile positions in Qatar including the Chief of the Royal Court (Amiri Diwan) from 2000 to 2005. He is also a member of the Qatari Planning Council.
Sheikh Abdullah graduated as a pilot in the British Army Air Corps and completed his studies at the Senior Military War College for the Armed Forces in the US. He is a certified by the British Royal Air Force as a pilot instructor.
Earlier this month, he told the Financial Times that Qtel’s buying spree would continue unabated. Its market cap has gone up to more than $18bn from $4bn, and its presence has grown from one country to 16 in the past three and a half years.