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Company Overview of Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Company Overview

Qatar Financial Centre Authority is a government institution focusing on Qatar’s financial services sector. The institution offers a legal and regulatory environment for firms modeled on global best practice and focuses on local and regional investment opportunities. Qatar Financial Centre Authority was founded in 2005 and is based in Doha, Qatar.

P.O. Box 23245



Founded in 2005


974 4496 7777


974 4496 7676

Key Executives for Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Chief Financial & Tax Officer and Member of the Executive Committee
Chief Economic Adviser
Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary
Chief Administration Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Qatar Financial Centre Authority Key Developments

Qatar Financial Centre Authority Appoints Haitham Al-Salama as Chief Economic Adviser

Qatar Financial Centre Authority has appointed Haitham al-Salama as its chief economic adviser. In his new role, al-Salama will work on developing economic strategy at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Prior to this appointment, al-Salama worked for Sidra Medical and Research Centre as director of science policy and management. He has also worked with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Hamad Medical Corp.

Qatar Financial Centre Establishes Independent Employment Standards Office

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has announced the establishment of an independent Employment Standards Office (ESO). The ESO, which previously operated under the Legal department, is the new statutory compliance office for businesses registered under the QFC. The office has been established with the aim to protect both employers and employees through robust regulations, codes and procedures. Its objectives include enforcing compliance with regulations, ensuring fair treatment of employers and employees, encouraging communication between its members, facilitating dispute resolution and developing a productive QFC work force.

Qatar Financial Centre Appoints Hamed Al-Saadi as Chief Financial & Tax Officer

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) announced the appointment of Mr. Hamed Al-Saadi in the position of Chief Financial & Tax Officer. In this capacity he will also sit on the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the QFC Authority. In his role, Mr. Al-Saadi will report directly to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the QFC, from financial planning through to execution of the QFC 's financial activities, while adhering to the QFC 's values of transparency, efficiency and integrity. Mr. Al-Saadi has 15 years of experience in accounting and financial management. Before being appointed Chief Financial & Tax Officer of the QFC, Mr. Al-Saadi held a number of high profile appointments at RasGas, including General Accounting Manager. He has specific expertise in audit, project management and executive leadership.

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