Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Issa Al Mohannadi
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Issa Al Mohannadi

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Qatar Tourism Authority

Designation: Chairman

Country: Qatar

Issa Al Mohannadi heads Qatar Tourism Authority and is helping the emirate position itself as a hub for travellers and tourists in the run up to the World Cup in 2022. The state recorded a 60 percent increase in the number of visitors last year with tourists from Asia registering the highest growth rate, followed by Europe. The government body plans to spend QAR 236bn ($65bn) to host the football tournament.

Mohannadi previously led Msheireb Properties, and was the founder and chairperson of the Qatar Green Building Council, which actively promotes sustainability in the local construction industry and member of the World Green Building Council. He sits on the board of a number of leading private businesses, as well as serving in a civic capacity as a board member for a number of social and educational institutions in Qatar.

Prior to entering the real estate industry, Al Mohannadi worked with a number of multinational companies in the energy sector.