His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Katara Hospitality in December 2003, after a successful career at Qatar Airways.
A Qatari national born in Doha, and graduated from Qatar University with a bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Administration.
When His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf took over Katara Hospitality, he grasped the company’s vast potential and its continuing influence and importance in presenting Qatar to the world. His vision was shaped by contemporary influences and called for a complete overhaul of goals through a combined approach of innovative design, unique locations and warm hospitality.
Under his guidance, Katara Hospitality not only achieved great stability before moving on to growth, but has surpassed all expectations. In his 17 years as Chairman of the company, Katara Hospitality has emerged as one of the world’s largest and most profitable hospitality organisations.
Recently, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf has been appointed as a Member of the Board of National Tourism Council. In addition, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf is Chairman of the Oman-based Al Hosn Investment Company S.A.O.C. and Chairman of the Jassim and Hamad bin Jassim Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of AccorHotels.
His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf also served as a member of the board of FRHI Holding Limited from 2012 until 2016 and was a Board Member in Qatari Diar Real Estate Company from 2004 until 2011. He also was the Chairman of Dhofar Tourism Company in Oman and a Board Member of GVE in France.
In his personal time, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf oversees charitable and community development projects, especially through the activities of the Sheikh Jassim Bin Jabor Charitable Foundation.