Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

Chief Executive Officer, Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar)

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani is the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar). He is also a Board Member of Katara Hospitality, Media City (Qatar), Qatari Diar and the Qatar Free Zones Authority.
Previously, he was Coordinator for Economic Affairs at the Prime Minister’s office, overseeing a range of activities related to Qatar’s economic and investment agenda.
He also served as the Director of the State of Qatar’s Office to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he oversaw negotiations and standing committees in the WTO related to market access, agriculture, trade and investment, subsidies and other key areas. And, he was elected by consensus as Chairman of the WTO’s Trade-Related Investment Measures Committee in 2017, which is responsible for one of the principal legal agreements of the WTO. In his role as Chairman, he oversaw the regular functioning of the committee and was involved in the ongoing Investment Facilitation working group discussions.
Ali has also served as the Commercial Attaché to Qatar’s permanent mission to the United Nations, covering negotiations and standing committees in the UNCTAD and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, as well as an Executive Master’s in International Negotiation & Policymaking from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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