H.E. Shaikh Mohamed A. Althani is a former Minister of Economy and Trade in the State of Qatar. Previously he spent over eighteen years working in the oil and gas industry, mainly with Qatar Petroleum. He is one of the main founders of QatarGas and RasGas.
His main activities now are consulting, energy research, and the GCC political economy, for which he is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic studies.
He is a board member of the London Business School global advisory board and a visiting board member of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He holds a BAA in Industrial Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, a Global MBA from Duke University, and a Senior Executive programme from London Business School.
Shaikh Mohamed has authored two books; The Arab Spring and the Gulf States "Time to Embrace Change" and Jassim, the Leader Founder of Qatar. He is a well recognized figure in energy, investments and geopolitics involving the Gulf region. He is a respected figure in resolving strategic matters and serves as a facilitator when needed.