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Company Overview of Qatar Investment Authority

Company Overview

Qatar Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Qatar specializing in public equity, fixed income, private equity, startups, real estate, and alternative assets. The firm also makes fund of funds investments across the globe. It does not invest in the Qatar energy sector. The firm invests in companies operating across diversified sectors. It seeks to invest in startups in France. Qatar Investment Authority was founded in 2005 and is based in Doha, Qatar with additional offices in Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India; and Beijing, China.

P.O. Box 23224



Founded in 2005


974 499 5900


974 499 5991

Key Executives for Qatar Investment Authority

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Global Head of Real Estate
Director of the Asset Management Group and Head of Asset Management
Age: 38
Head of Strategy
Director of Investment Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Qatar Investment Authority Key Developments

Flipkart Is In Talks To Raise Up To $1 Billion

Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd. is in advanced talks to raise between $700 million and $1 billion in fresh funds, barely four months after Flipkart received a record $1 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. At least three new investors will participate in the latest round, which is expected to be closed within the next 45 days, two of the three people cited above said. Qatar Investment Authority is one of the new investors Flipkart is in discussions with, the two people said. Flipkart declined to comment and Qatar Investment Authority didn’t respond to an email seeking comment, reported MINT. Mint couldn’t verify the names of the other new investors Flipkart is talking to.

Qatar Investment Authority Announces Management Changes

Qatar Investment Authority has named Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani as CEO. He will take over from Ahmed Al-Sayed as the new head. Sheikh Abdul-lah is currently chairman of Ooredoo. The emir also ordered a reshuffle of QIA's board of directors.

Qatar Investment Authority and CITIC Group Company Signs Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Investment

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and CITIC Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint investment. The MoU provides $10 billion to invest equally in China in several sectors such as infrastructure utilities health energy real estate retail and others.

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