Qatar 2019

After four previous publications exclusively dedicated to Qatar, The Business Year: Qatar 2019 has taken shape at a crucial moment for the country. Our coverage started in March 2018 and finished in February 2019. Over this period, we witnessed the first anniversary of the blockade, and saw how the main policymakers and leading corporate executives were helping the economy thrive despite difficult circumstances.

Sneak peek at what's inside:


TBY Analytics reviewed all of the interviews conducted for The Business Year: Qatar 2019 and examined trends and sentiment among business leaders.

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  • 38% Healthcare services
  • 37% Hospital infrastructure
  • 13% International expertise
  • 12% Technology


Qatar's robust financial sector has enabled it to withstand extraordinary external pressure. The banking sector has enabled Qatar's economy to continue growing. We spoke with some of Qatar's leading bankers, including:

  • Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank
  • Abdulla M. Al Khalifa, Acting CEO, Qatar National Bank (QNB)
  • Khalid Al-Subeai, Group CEO, Barwa Bank
  • Joseph Abraham, CEO, The Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Raghavan Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, and Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi, CEO, HSBC Qatar
  • Fahad Al Khalifa, Group Chief Executive Officer, Al Khalij Commercial Bank “al khaliji"
  • Ehab Mackeen, Country Manager, Arab Bank



"We will continue to initiate new projects, plans and infrastructure improvements in line with Qatar's 2030 vision of driving a knowledge-based information society."

- Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA)