H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Thani – Picture by Ooredoo.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020, Berlin, Germany: Qatar’s top envoy to Germany, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, was accredited at Bellevue Palace located in Berlin-Tiergarten by Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Thereafter the two dignitaries held a tête-à-tête in the Salon Luise wherein Ambassador Sheikh Abdullah conveyed to the German government the warm regards of Qatar’s leadership.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani (b. 20 November 1959) replaced Ambassador Mohamed Al Kuwari (in office from 21 November 2019 through 30 August 2020) as chef de mission in Germany.
Sheikh Abdullah was appointed as per Emiri Decree No. 34 for the year 2020.
He has a background in both, the private sector and government, having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Group, a position he had held since 2000. From 2000 to 2005 he was likewise the Chief of Amiri Diwan – a position today occupied by a former ambassador to Germany, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman bin Hassan bin Ali Al Thani.
Since 2018 Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud holds the rank of Minister of State as per Emiri fiat. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) from December 2014 up to 2018 when he was replaced by Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud.
Qatar’ss Chancery located in Berlin maintains a diplomatic office in Bonn as well as a General Consulate in Munich, and is concurrently accredited to the Czech Republic.
For further information
German Federal Presidency: https://www.bundespraesident.de/DE/Home/home_node.html#-gallery
Embassy of the State of Qatar in Germany: https://www.embassy-qatar.de
Ambassador’s biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulla_bin_Mohammed_bin_Saud_Al_Thani