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 His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

The Emir of the State of Qatar

Date of Birth
•  June 3, 1980
 
Qualifications
• He obtained a secondary school certificate from Sherborne School in the UK.
• Subsequently he went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from where he graduated.
 
Appointed Heir Apparent on August 5, 2003
 
Received pledges of allegiance as Emir of Qatar on June 25, 2013.
 
He has occupied a number of posts:
• Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves
• Chairman of the Supreme Education Council
• Chairman of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Public Works Authority and the Urban Planning and Development Authority
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Investment Authority
• Chairman of the Board of Regents of Qatar University
• Head of Qatar Olympic Committee
• Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces
• Deputy Chairman of the Ruling Family Council
• Vice President of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment
• Deputy Chairman of the High Committee for Coordination and Follow Up
• Member of the International Olympic Committee
• Head of the Doha 2020 Olympic Bid Committee
• He also chaired the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee in 2006
 
Entities under the Emir
• Cultural Village (Katara)
• General Secretariat for Development Planning
• Qatar Statistics Authority
• Aspire Sports Academy
 
Honours and awards
• Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (France, 2010)
• OCA Award of Merit (Olympic Council of Asia, 2007)
• Best Sport Personality in the Arab World in 2006 (by vote in the popular Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram)
• Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Medal (United Arab Emirates, 2004)
• Sheikh Essa bin Salman Al Khalifa Medal (Kingdom of Bahrain, 2004)

source: The Peninsula

 

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