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His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani

His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD is Advisor in The Amiri Diwan.

Dr. Al-Thani was Vice President, Education, Qatar Foundation, and President, Hamad bin Khalifa University. He is vice chairman, Qatar University Board of Regents and part of Qatar Leadership Centre’s Board of Directors. His international board service includes Georgetown University in Washington, Baker Institute in Houston, and American University of Beirut.

A keen patron of the arts, he was named Commandeur, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He established Al-Markhiya gallery for Arab art, and East Wing, a global platform for innovative photography. He actively supports Qatar Museums’ arts initiatives.