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.
August 31, 2008 8:45 by kippreport
As vice-chairman of Qtel, he serves directly under Sheikh Abdullah. He is the chairman of the company’s Investment Committee, and also head of Qtel International. Most recently, Qtel acquired a 40.8 percent stake in Indosat, Indonesia’s second-largest mobile operator for $1.8bn. Sheikh Mohamed has been a commissioner of Indosat since June 2007.
“Every major operator in the region has announced their intention to expand internationally” he said at the time of the acquisition. “Hence people expected intensive competition. Many people have been skeptical that it was possible to do deals at good prices.”
Sheikh Mohamed is also the founder and chairman of the M-Holding Group, chairman of Evolvence Capital, and a board member of Naeem Holding, an investment banking house in Egypt. He graduated from the School of Business Administration in Oregon in the US.