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Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a country in West Asia. It occupies the Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East; it shares its sole land border with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.


Our standard dataset contains 304 entities connected with Qatar. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Qatar. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Qatar Unified Record of Persons and Entities on Sanction ListNational Counter Terrorism Committee (NCTC)updated daily711

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 51 entities identified as PEPs connected with Qatar.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Commerce & Industry11-
Minister of Communications & Information Technology1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education & Higher Education1--
Minister of Endowments & Islamic Affairs1--
Minister of Environment & Climate Change1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Municipality1--
Minister of Public Health1--
Minister of Social Development & Family1--
Minister of Sports & Youth1--
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs1--
Minister of State for Defense Affairs1--
Minister of State for Energy Affairs1--
Minister of the Interior11-
Minister of Transport1--
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Qatar Central Bank--1
Governor, Qatar Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Qatar-4-
ambassador of Qatar to Spain--1
ambassador of Spain to Qatar-31
Ambassador to the US1--
Chinese Ambassador to Qatar-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister of Qatar-41
Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar-31
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar-21
Chief of Armed Forces of Qatar-11
Emir of the State of Qatar-11
Minister of Defence of Qatar-11
Minister of Finance of Qatar-11
Minister of Industry and Energy-2-
Deputy Amir1--
Member of the Consultative Assembly of Qatar--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...