"I always wanted to. Through his company Al-Attiyah Group of Trading Companies, the former state minister also has partnerships (as local partner) with Western companies like G4S Qatar among others. I suggest that this is a textbook self-and-other case, in light of both the World Cup being granted to Qatar, and the UAE's recent Expo 2020 victory. One of its most prominent members is Mohammed Nasser Al-Hajiri, the vice chairman of Industries Qatar as well as a board member of Woqod and QFB. His family moved to London when he was 2 years old. Dr Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al Sada is the minister of energy and industry of Qatar as well as managing director and chairman of the board at Qatar Petroleum. In 2012, Wissam Al Mana married to American pop singer Janet Jackson. He moved with his family from Qatar to London, England when he was just a two-year-old. We're planning on entering the Saudi market in 2015, so we're laying the foundations for that. He co-owns Al Mana Group with his brothers Hisham Saleh Al Mana and Kamal Saleh Al Mana after the company was founded by their father. His son Rashid bin Nasser Al-Kaabi meanwhile acts as the vice-chairman of Al-Sraiya Group as well as appearing on the boards of QIIC and Qatar Islamic Holding. When I was a child, I looked at my father's passport and his occupation said 'Merchant'. In addition to first hand knowledge, the following indicators have been taken into account when compiling this list. Various reports linked the loss of citizenship to other factors such as the dismissal of the former Minister of Interior, Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani, who is said to have “facilitated” citizenship and special passports for a large number of Al Murrah tribesmen, causing concern in Qatar and abroad. Pop star Janet Jackson, 54, has been through a few rough years since losing her brother Michael Jackson. The Al-Mahmouds are one of the most constant forces in modern Qatar’s politics, having led ministries ever since Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani became the Emir in 1995. Sherida was at one point one of the most (critically) outspoken businessmen in the Qatar Chamber and was constantly featured in the Arabic media. This can be seen above with the two older brothers appearing on almost the same boards. They founded and established the famous Mannai Corporation, which they sold to QIPCO later on. It's positive, it's negative, why? 1.) It's a huge responsibility. Wissam Al Mana. A source close to the singer also said that the former partners had different views about marriage. Our relationship with Nissan and Renault is one of [our] major revenue-streams until today." Ibraheem Mohammed Al-Mesnad Al-Muhanedi is a member of Qatar’s Advisory Council. This comes into play at different business-context junctures, primarily in the F&B sphere and the decision to only team up with brands who are willing to adopt Muslim religious mores- and that means eschewing products involving alcohol and pork. As with the other Gulf countries, Qatar and the ruling Al-Thani family need to be viewed through the prism of the political theory of rentier state. Mohammed Khalid Al Mana is the Managing Director and a Member of the Board of Governors at Sidra Medicine. "I think certain countries were expecting to win, and we ended up winning. 8.) Salem Bin Butti Al-Naimi is the chairman and MD of Qatar National Cement Company and Qatar Shipping Company and deputy chairman of Alijarah. Practically all reported attempted coups have been led by members of the Al-Thani family itself. Fatma Al-Kuwari was one of the first two women to be elected into Qatar’s only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council. The links below lead to data, which has been extracted from these sources: Entrepreneur Voices on Emotional Intelligence, The Year That Was: Halima Jumani, Director, Kibsons, The Year That Was: Haleema Al Owais, CEO, Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Real Estate, A Cut Above: Hisham Mansour, Co-Founder And Managing Director, CFI Financial Group. After the last three league matches, Parma will change its skin. And why he challenges himself perpetually: "It's about being able to manage and to be skilled at operating different types of businesses. Among its many prominent members, the most recognizable world over is of course Wissam Al-Mana, the executive director of Al Mana Group and husband of Janet Jackson. My father passed away when I was quite young, and I felt that it was my duty to kind of pick up the flag and to continue the business, and try to continue the legacy and the family name. By Jure Snoj, with inputs from Priya D’Souza. However in the case of Qatar, this is not as simple and goes well beyond straightforward wealth distribution, as most strongly argued by Jocelyn Sage Mitchell in her outstanding dissertation Beyond Allocation: The Politics of Legitimacy in Qatar. Reclining comfortably in national dress, Al Mana is pleasant, well- spoken and polished, and initially I have a difficult time gearing up to grill him as it seems like a violation of the quiet waves of sincerity that he emits. I'm in the process of restructuring. Some of these cases often allude to a branch of the Al-Thani tribe owning the majority of the company, as the members of the immediate family appear on the board. In the 70s, they were especially known for supporting the idea of their daughters studying abroad, and today a lot of the Al-Kuwari women too are as actively involved as the men. One of the most notable individuals is Abdulrahman Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, who seats on the board of Industries Qatar, is the chairman of Qatar Chemical Group Companies Ltd, chairman of ORYX GTL and member of the board of directors at Muntajat. Before Hamad bin Khalifa became the Emir, the family often held ministerial positions too, however in the last 20 years, they have not held a single ministerial portfolio. Historical Ministerial posts being held in the last 45 years: At first glance you might think this means the family has been losing its power since there is an obvious downward trend. "I'm very proud. "Yes money is important, the performance of the brand is important, but there are also brands that have meaning. Wissam runs the family business with his two brothers and has built a luxury empire in the Middle East. Another prominent member is Saad Muhammad Saad Al Jubara Al-Rumaihi, who seats on as many as three different boards of QE listed companies: Milaha, Qatar National Cement Company and QIMC. I don't share my sentiments on this with Al Mana, doubtless he's aware of the somewhat cheap shots that the media has taken, but even business-staple Forbes debates his "billionaire status" and seems a tad gossipy when they mention him. According to a 1890 British report, the Al-Nuaimis were one of the most powerful tribes in Qatar at the time and are today the ruling family of Ajman in the UAE. Why should it be that only developed countries are the only ones who win these types of events?" Market Capitalization value of board seats held of QE companies Family and Life. We've been very cautious about how to enter the market because we know of other groups who've entered and failed. Other prominent members include Abdullah Mohammed Al-Emadi, who is on the board of directors at Islamic Holding Group, Qatar International Islamic Bank and Qatar Islamic Insurance Co. He married pop superstar Janet Jackson in 2012 and the two welcomed a son named Eissa in 2017. But talk about that he does, that and so much more... Like how it feels to be in a PR catastrophe: "People want to take advantage of you, because all of a sudden you're famous, and you're in the headlines and it's easy to get that attention." Prominent among the Al-Attiyahs are Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Defense Affairs and former Minister of Foreign Affairs (his father was the founder of Qatar’s Armed Forces); Major General Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiyah, advisor to the Emir for Defense Affairs, which has the rank of Prime Minister. He was born on 1 January 1975 in Doha, Qatar but his childhood spent in London. ACS is a leading total quality Information Technology (IT) solution provider in Qatar. "Al Mana" executive director, Mana has an estimated net worth of $1 billion which she accumulated from his business. ", His involved attitude doesn't end there, Al Mana wants to be part of every level of the business, and he's got a soft spot for a few of their endeavors in particular. Al Mana Computer Services W.L.L. Al Mana Group and Executive Director of Al Sharq Investment LLC. On the business side of things, one of its most prominent members is Nasser Jaralla S. Jaralla Al-Marri, who is a board member of Masraf Al Rayan, UDC and Vodafone. There's been an interest from the media to understand more about me and the fact that I'm from the Middle East. Horoscope. I wait for an opportune time at the private kickoff of the La Montre Hermés "Of Mastery and Time" instillation at the Dubai Mall, and I make my not-so-subtle move: "Mr. Al Mana, I want you to be on my cover." Join Our Team. His son Badr Ali Hussein Al Sada is vice chairman and managing director of the latter and is also a board member of Salam International besides being chairman of Anzo Contracting Company. The family founded some of Qatar’s biggest companies – Mohammed Abdul Latif Almana & Bros (Almana & Partners); Mohammed Hamad Al Mana; Saleh Hamad Al Mana; Almana group (Omar Hamad Al Mana) in the 50s and 60s with business interests in every major sector from automotive to FMCG and industrial. Number of appearances per family on Arabian Business’ Power Qatar 50 list. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. expats, who represent 88% of the population, incredibly close-knit nature of Qatar’s TOP businessmen, Beyond Allocation: The Politics of Legitimacy in Qatar, the most influential branches and individuals of the Al-Thani tribe, Historical Ministerial posts being held in the last 45 years, Representation of families in the Shura Council, Representation of families in the Central Municipal Council, Which families the Al-Thanis have been marrying throughout history, Number of board seats held of Qatar Exchange listed companies, Market Capitalization value of board seats held of QE companies, Number of appearances per family on Arabian Business’ Power Qatar 50 list, The incredible interconnectedness of Qatar’s TOP Businessmen. He is now in the news because the couple is now expecting their first child. AL MANA GROUP. The Al-Emadis are one of the most influential families in Qatar, economically speaking, which becomes quite evident by analyzing the make up of the Board of Directors of Qatar Exchange listed companies. It's a bit like playing a game where you've been playing it for many years, and you need to raise the level," he adds, likening it to a digital chess game, upping the ante and the level of difficulty. An analytical overview of Boards of Directors of the 44 Qatar Exchange listed companies reveals that 27% of all seats are in the hands of the Al-Thani family. She also works as director of the Al-Mana General Hospitals and the Mohammad al-Mana College of Health Sciences, and is a board member of Ebrahim M. Almana and Brothers. Janet Jackson's husband is a self-made businessman worth a staggering $1 billion. The fact that we have this cross-cultured approach, we've managed to understand cultures across West-East. "After service support, work in B2B and B2C segments, we'll look at other parts of the sector. Further on, Another very influential member of the Suwaidi family is. Faisal M. Alsuwaidi, the president of R&D at Qatar Foundation. Al Mana was born in Doha, Qatar on January 1, 1975, to parents Sara Al Mana and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana. I don't like to pry into people's business." There's so many factors involved in being a good businessman- ethics, honesty. It is important to note that they have completely omitted members of the ruling family and ministers from it, making the index based more on business, economy, education and entrepreneurship. The Al-Fardan family has dominated Qatar’s luxury sector for decades. For more information on the Al-Thani and similar reports, see the Consultancy page or email us at [email protected]. Location: MANA Family Medicine - North Make an Appointment: (479) 443-3536 Dr. Al Gordon is a board certified family medicine physician with MANA Family Medicine and Medical Director of the graduate program in athletic training at the University of Arkansas. In turn, this income is used to ensure its legitimacy and the loyalty of both the elites within and outside of the Al-Thani family, as well as that of a large number of Qatari nationals (not all Qatari nationals are recipients of entitlements though). Wissam Al Mana is Qatari-born retail entrepreneur and he is the executive director of the Al Mana Retail Group. I do most of the business development. "Your cover? We basically handle different responsibilities and different companies within the group. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Yousuf Obaidan Fakhroo is the vice chairman of Doha Bank. Ahmad Saif Al-Sulaiti is the chairman of Mesaieed Petrochemicals, the vice vhairman of Nakilat and Woqod; Moza Mohamed Al-Sulaiti is one of the handful of women that appear on the boards of QE listed companies and sits on the board of Dlala Holding; Mubarak Bin Abdulla Al Sulaiti is the chairman of Sulaiti Law Firm. It turns out that her marriage to the Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 45, was also full of pain and heartbreak. This happened in 2003, when she became the Minister of Education, a post she held until 2009 when Saad bin Ibrahim al-Mahmoud took over the ministry, of which he was in charge until 2013. Check more details below. I have to, I get bored if I don't.". Mohammed Abdullah Nasser Al-Attiyah is a member of Qatar’s Advisory (Shura) Council. The family launched the Golden Arches of McDonalds in Qatar in the late 90's, and now have newer upscale hospitality pursuits like La Maison du Chocolat in Dubai Mall that opened November of last year, and he adds that they're currently in the process of launching their new premium food division. The power of the Advisory Council has been often debated and to an extent dismissed, however during Hamad’s rule the body gained more influence than in Khalifa’s time. (ACS) was founded in 1983 and is a member of Al Mana Group of Companies which was established in 1960. Other prominent Al-Kuwaris in the limelight today include Ghaith bin Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs; Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States; Mohammed Al Kuwari, ambassador to Spain; Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, cultural adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar’s candidate for the Director-General post at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, formerly the COO of Qatar Investment Authority and its subsidiary, Qatar Holding, currently general manager of the Qatar Development Fund; Deputy Speaker of the Advisory (Shura) Council, Issa bin Rabia Al Kuwari; and Dr Ali Khalifa Al-Kuwari, democracy activist, professor and author of the notable The People Want Reform in Qatar, Too. I approached Apple in the Middle East and I told them that I wanted to work with them. One of the topics that elicits the most effusive response from Al Mana is how and why he joined the family biz. They used to occupy more ministerial positions in the past than they do currently, and have consistently been present on Qatar’s diplomatic scene as well as Advisory Council. Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. is proud to be able to offer vehicles to suit every need, and their Pre-Owned vehicles provide the perfect solution for customers who are looking for high-quality vehicles for a reasonable price. And as for the brands who don't want to localize? "The way we operate as a group, the management is very horizontal, it's very flat. His opinion of the melee surrounding the controversial sporting event? Image credit: "2022 allowed us to consider other opportunities in Qatar, and of course we're very happy about the World Cup, but I'm not sure it's really changed our strategy." I'd been following the youngest Al Mana brother's movements for years, so when I finally had the chance to approach him for an interview, I wasn't going to let it slip through my fingers. Previously he was the vice chairman and CEO of Qatargas. Really?" It was my choice not to venture into alcohol and pork because it's against my religion. ", The group recently secured noted Italian gelato-purveyor Grom and eventually "decided to purchase shares in the mother company itself, because we feel that they have a lot of potential internationally and in wholesale and in other areas." They looked at me and they all smiled, and I'm like, 'But you know we just started...'" Al Mana laughs with me here as I goad him about such an ambitious statement, but then again why not? The reality is that's very poor journalism." While F&B is not a large part of the Al Mana portfolio, their business is growing in that direction. I want to sell everything, I'd even open up a candy store," he says smiling. "I've always wanted our Group to get into technology as a personal passion, and it's a sign of the times. Still in the context of revenue streams, Al Mana says that their biggest boons are "probably broken up between distribution, real estate, retail, and within the retail division it's very diversified. Wakrah is where they set up their city and it continues to be the tribe’s stronghold. While I understand that his public appearances could fall under the do-what-you-gotta-do scenario, I wanted to hear Al Mana tell me for himself- about his work, his life, and yes, about the sensations of both privacy and unorthodoxy in whatever (serious) press coverage there is about him. We love travelling... we love going to nice, exotic places far away from the world and from prying eyes. To begin with, his official work position with the Al Mana family group of companies is confusingly reported in many different ways -- when I meet him, it's in his capacity as the Managing Director of Hermés Middle East, one of the brands encompassed in the mammoth and diverse family portfolio that includes everything from automotives to F&B. In January 2017, Janet and Wissam's son, Eissa Al Mana, was born. Janet loved to be in control, and the marriage had forced her to cede control. We don't have this typical hierarchical pyramid where you've got all these CEOs and vice presidents and everyone's reporting. This report is part of Priya DSouza Consultancy’s business intelligence offer. 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