Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

Board Member

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani was appointed as Board Member of Katara Hospitality in March 2021.

Currently, Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani is the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar’s Investment Promotion Agency. 

Previously, Sheikh Ali was 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, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Subsidies and other key areas. Moreover, he was elected by consensus as Chairman of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS) 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. 

Sheikh Ali 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 & Policy-Making from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.