QBA Welcomes New Members

21 Mar 2005 QBA’s premises

QBA Members attended

Qatari Businessmen Association’s held the eighth ordinary meeting of Board of Directors at QBA’s premises on March 21, 2005, which was attended by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman, Mr. Hussein Al Fardan, Deputy Chairman, Mr. Issa Abu Issa, Secretary General, and board members Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Thani, Sheikh Khalid Bin Thani Al Thani and Mr. Omar Hamad Al Mana. During the meeting, board members overviewed QBA’s achievements for last year, set an active agenda for the current year and discussed plans to expand the membership taskforce. In addition, the meeting witnessed a review of the past year’s financial report together with the approval of the provisional budget for the year 2005.

held a general meeting with newly joined members to QBA who reached a total of eleven key businessmen and investors in Qatar including Mr. Abdullah Mohamed Al Mannai, Mr. Khalid Ahmed Al Mannai,Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Thani, Mr. Sherida Al Kaabi, Mr. Nasser Rashed Al Kaabi, Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Al Jaihda, Mr. Khalid M. Al Rabban, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed H. Al Neama, Mr. Abdul Alhamid Mustafawi, Mr. Maqbool Khalfan, and Dr. Hamad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Kawari.

The General Members Assembly began with a welcome speech by Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, in which he expressed his appreciation to new members for joining QBA and mentioned that the Association is currently accepting applications for membership in order to accommodate more business leaders and think tanks to better serve its main objective of developing the role of private sector. He added that QBA determines to maintain an intellectual harmonization and interaction in between its members in order to increase the participation of private sector in the country’s comprehensive development arena.

Furthermore, Board Members emphasized that they always support QBA’s new members to place and discuss their perceptions and ideas regarding the future activities of QBA. They also stressed on the importance of strong participation by the new members in all the Association’s mission tasks and events.

In the same time, new members appreciated the welcome ceremony and enthusiastic atmosphere they have witnessed and they declared their willingness to complement QBA’s mission and objectives. They further suggested some additional activities for the Association aiming to promote its role in upgrading and developing the private sector capabilities.

At the end of the meeting, all members agreed on having similar, regular meetings and supporting Qatari Businessmen Association in maintaining a sustainable development of the role of the private sector within the economic activities.