H.E. SHEIKH NAWAF NASSER BIN KHALED AL-THANI
His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani is considered one of the prominent business personas in Qatar and the Middle East Region. Within Qatar, he is a member of the extended Ruling Family, and has influential ties in the region as a result of the status he was born into, as well as his business prowess and networking and connections.
Sheikh Nawaf is Chairman of Nasser Bin Khaled Holding, Chairman of Al Wa’ab City, Chairman of Doha Insurance company and Chairman of Nasser Bin Nawaf & Partners Holdings.
Considered to be among the most notable businessmen in Qatar, Sheikh Nawaf is well-known for his illustrious achievements that have left an indelible mark in various economic sectors in Qatar.
Sheikh Nawaf joined Nasser Bin Khaled in 1983 after completing his business administration studies in the UK.
Endowed with a solid sense of ethics and a wealth of experience and expertise in the world of business and Economics, Sheikh Nawaf expanded his family empire, NBK, in keeping with today’s international standards, turning it into the country’s leading business conglomerate and setting numerous benchmarks in diversified industries.
Established in 1950, Nasser Bin Khaled owns major companies in the fields of Automotive, construction, industrial services, medical, agriculture, real estate, travel , fashion , hospitality , marine and IT
Sheikh Nawaf is also Chairman of Al Wa’ab City. Al Wa’ab City is one of the biggest real estate projects in Qatar. Al Wa’ab City is the country’s first-planned community and family oriented city, blending within traditional Arabian cultures and modern lifestyles. Al Wa’ab City will include luxurious residential units, commercial and office space, a varied mix of retail offerings, numerous restaurants, health, recreation and entertainment facilities, and a world-class hotel.
Sheikh Nawaf established Doha Insurance Company, listed on DSM in 2000; Doha Insurance Company is an outcome of the need for growth in the insurance industry, warranted by the unprecedented acceleration of the economic growth rate of the country.
Sheikh Nawaf founded in 2008 a new family business, ‘Nasser bin Nawaf and Partners Holdings’ in keeping with the development pace of the country. NBN introduces a considerable line-up of products and services by managing and investing in businesses in the fields of Niche Business Solutions, shipping and transportation, Construction and jewelry among other interests.
In 2001, Sheikh Nawaf was appointed member of the board of directors of Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA), by Amiri decree. QBA aims at creating a diversified, sustainable and resilient economy and serves as a strong catalyst that offers a solid foundation for the economic development of Qatar’s private sector.
Sheikh Nawaf is also President of the Qatar-French Businessmen Club where he was honored for his brilliant efforts. Launched in 1999, the Qatar-French Businessmen Club (QFBC) aims to promote and consolidate commercial relationships between Qatar and France by working closely with existing well-respected structures.
Sheikh Nawaf is also member of the board of directors of Al Salam International since 2006. Al-Salam International Investment Limited is a listed public Qatari shareholding company. The company has operations in diverse business sectors.
Sheikh Nawaf is member of the board of directors of Arabtec, a leading construction company in the UAE. Arabtec’s major commitment is to build on experience and to expand using its capabilities and expertise in building high rise development, hotels, residential developments, commercial development, industrial projects, airport developments, stadiums, villa communities, entertainment and mixed use developments in the MENA region, Russia and across the globe.
Additionally, he is member of the board of directors of Abraaj Capital, the biggest private equity group in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA).
Sheikh Nawaf is member of the consulting management board of Deutsche Bank, the leading global investment bank with presence in 76 countries and an unparalleled financial services portfolio across the world.
Sheikh Nawaf is also board member in Samena Capital is a premier investment group focusing on principal investments in the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, collectively known as the SAMENA region
A devout supporter of sound values within a community, Sheikh Nawaf is known for encouraging his country’s growing talents and aspirations especially in the Sports arena and particularly in Automotive sports, motor biking, Tennis and Golf. He headed Qatar Motors and Motorcycles Federation and Qatar Marine Sports Federation. Sheikh Nawaf is highly acclaimed for his equestrian interests, skills and initiatives in promoting this Sport.