ATN Power 50-Ahmed Al Nuaimi
Since taking on the role of Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (QTEA) chairman in 2007, Ahmed Al Nuaimi has worked to turn Qatar into a destination for business and leisure visitors worldwide. According to Al Nuaimi, almost 1.1 million visitors stayed in Qatar in 2008, up 10% on the previous year.
The country has some major projects under development, including the Pearl Qatar, the Lusail project and Al Sidra Golf District. The country is also now host to major sporting events, including WTA Championship tennis, the first night-time Moto Grand Prix, the Ladies Cycling Tour of Doha and the Asian Cup football tournament 2011.