Our Member - Profiles


Founding Members

Al Jazeera Occidental Petroleum
Al Faisal Holding Group Qatar Airways
Alfardan Holding Group Qatari Diar 
Chevron Qatar Petroleum
ConocoPhillips Tanween


Executive Members 

Abu Issa Holding Contrack Parsons Corporation
AECOM Doha Bank Paramount Enterprises, Inc.
AFS Fluor Corporation Patton Boggs
American Int'l Contractors HOK Qatarium
AMIDEAST Industry Arabic Raytheon
Al-Anabi Racing Team Innoventor, Inc. St. Regis Doha
The Boeing Company Lockheed Martin Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Booz Allen Hamilton Magellan Development Group Target
Brown Lloyd James The Ocean Foundation The Systems Group
CH2M Hill Orca Maritime  TRAGS Trading & Agency Services Ltd.
Colony Capital    Venture Gulf Group


Founding Members



Al Jazeera is one of the largest and most prominent Arab News Networks in the Middle East and around the globe. Based in Doha, Al Jazeera has come to the forefront of the Arab media world since its inception in 1996 and has been characterized by its dedication to providing accurate and unbiased news. In 1999 Al Jazeera began full time 24 hour news broadcasting, which by 2000 resulted in it being the most watched television channel in the Arab world. Al Jazeera remains committed to covering breaking news stories by putting reporters and cameras on the ground of as many events of breaking news in the Middle East as possible.

In 2006, Al Jazeera began airing Al Jazeera English, a sister channel that is the first English language news channel of its kind based in the Middle East. Al Jazeera English currently has 3 broadcast centers including one in Doha, London, and Washington, D.C. Al Jazeera continues to be the leading television news provider in Qatar and is expanding its services to different countries in order to serve various populations. As one of the founding members of USQBC, Al Jazeera seeks to utilize this unique partnership to expand its global reach and continually provide reliable news services throughout the world.


The Al Faisal Holding Group is a multi-million dollar enterprise that conducts an extensive range of business activities.With a vast international presence and with established partnerships that span the globe, the Group is one of Qatar’s premier business institutions. Al-Faisal Holdings is involved in ventures across numerous sectors both in Qatar and abroad with subsidiaries in the areas of education, entertainment, hospitality, IT, construction, finance and real estate. Founded in 1964 by His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, the current chairman and CEO, the Al-Faisal Holding Group is headquartered in Doha and has an American office in Chicago. The Group is excited to join the Council as it looks to increase its business ties with American firms, particularly in the sectors of hospitality, real estate and retail. The firm is interested in pursuing investments inside the United States and also in establishing partnerships with American firms looking to enter the Qatari market.


Alfardan is one of Qatar’s most prestigious holding groups and its success has grown along with Qatar’s rapid and historic growth. The family-run business was established over 50 years ago by Hussain Alfardan and has grown and diversified extensively since its inception. With operations in a wide range of sectors including hospitality, automobiles, jewelry, marine services, investments, real estate and more, Alfardan specializes in luxury products and services and delivers some of the world’s most-recognizable brands to the Qatari market.

The Alfardan Group works with a variety of international corporations and joins the Council looking to increase its contacts and operations in the United States.


Chevron is an American multinational energy corporation and one of the world's six "supermajor" oil companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas, and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. For the past five years, Chevron has been continuously ranked as one of America's 5 largest corporations by Fortune 500.  In 2011 it was named the 16th largest public company in the world by Forbes Global 2000. The company has a worldwide marketing network in 84 countries with approximately 24,000 retail sites, including those of affiliate companies.

The Chevron Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production (CEEMEEP) operating company is active in 13 countries and headquartered in London, positioning Chevron at the heart of the region's business and commercial center and enabling effective support for its three strategic business units (SBUs). By joining the USQBC, Chevron aims to increase their operations in the State of Qatar as well as other areas in the Middle East.

ConocoPhillips is the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States, based on market capitalization and oil and natural gas reserves.  It is the fourth-largest refiner and the sixth-largest reserves holder of nongovernment-controlled companies. ConocoPhillips is known worldwide for its technological expertise in reservoir management and exploration, 3-D Seismic technology, high-grade petroleum coke upgrading and sulfur removal.
In 2003, ConocoPhillips and Qatar Petroleum signed a Heads of Agreement for the development of Qatargas 3, a large-scale LNG project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. ConocoPhillips also participates in the chemical sector through its 50 percent ownership in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem), a joint venture with Chevron Corporation. By joining the USQBC, Chevron aims to increase their operations in the State of Qatar as well as the GCC region at large. 


ExxonMobil (Exxon) is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics and a range of specialty products. The Corporation has many divisions and hundreds of affiliates with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso or Mobil. Divisions and affiliated companies of ExxonMobil operate or market products in the United States and other countries of the world. Their principal business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. On June 25, 2010, it acquired XTO Energy Inc. by merging a wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil with and into XTO. In June 2011, the Company acquired Phillips Resources.

ExxonMobil Qatar Inc, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, enjoys an association with the State of Qatar dating back several decades. In recent years, the partnership between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil has delivered results that were hardly conceivable just a decade ago. Innovative development and the application of new technology have enabled cost-effective commercialization of new gas supplies to a growing world market. By joining the US Qatar Business Council, ExxonMobil seeks insight into the oil and gas market in Qatar as well as the Middle East at large. 


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is a US-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. Oxy is the largest oil producer in Texas and the largest natural gas producer and second-largest oil producer in California, with additional operations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Oxy is the fourth-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization of $47 billion, with more than 9,000 employees. As of 2010, the company has approximately 30,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Occidental’s oil and gas operations are focused in three core areas, the United States, the Middle East/North Africa, and South America.

Occidental’s Middle East and North Africa operations accounted for 35% of its worldwide production in 2009, producing approximately 254,000 barrels of oil equivalent. The region also holds 29 percent of the company’s proved reserves. In the Middle East, Occidental has operations in Libya, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq and Yemen. Oxy is the second-largest oil producer in Oman. In Qatar, it is a partner in the giant Dolphin natural gas project, which delivers gas to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.  By joining the USQBC, Occidental seeks opportunities to expand their services to the global market. 

Qatar Airways is the flag carrier airlines of the State of Qatar. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar Airways provides air transportation that links over 100 international destinations through the use of its fleet of over 96 aircrafts. Founded in 1993 and owned by the Qatari Royal Family, Qatar Airways began operations in January 1994 and since then has transitioned to new ownership while the State of Qatar maintains a 50% stake in ownership, while private investors own the remainder. In 2003 Qatar Airways became the first airline in the world to pass IATA’s most strict IOTA Safety Audit, displaying their dedication to the safety of their customers.

The airline is internationally renowned for it’s exceptional service and hospitality and is one of the seven airlines awarded the “5-Star” rating, and was selected to be the official air carrier of the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha. QA was also recognized as the best Cabin Crew in the Middle East for seven consecutive years at the Skytrax Airline Awards. Qatar Airways has proven itself to be one of the fastest growing airlines and continues to expand its current services to new destinations across the globe. Currently Qatar Airways has 19,000 employees but under the leadership of CEO Akbar Al-Baker plans to expand this number in the future by over 50% by the year 2014.

As a founding member of the US-Qatar Business Council, Qatar Airways utilizes this unique partnership to maintain strong ties to the United States as well as to foster and expand it’s operations in the United States. By the end of 2013 Qatar Airways plans to expand its services in order to serve over 120 destinations. The expansion includes many key business and leisure destinations within the United States and other countries.



QATARI DIAR: Wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company was established in December 2005 to support Qatar’s growing economy and to co-ordinate the country’s real estate development priorities. QATARI DIAR is currently developing or planning 49 projects in 29 countries around the world.

QATARI DIAR is quickly becoming one of the world’s most trusted and respected real estate companies due to its commitment to quality, local community, partnership and hallmark sustainability.

QATARI DIAR’s hallmark vision of sustainable development places community and local traditions at the forefront. The Company aims to create and manage property investments and developments, which not only comply with the best international standards, but which also strongly reflect local culture and values. As a result, QATARI DIAR’s projects deliver a distinctive and sustainable social, economic and environmental benefit to the community. In addition, QATARI DIAR often enables local and international developers and investors to partner in its projects, and to work together in exploring other opportunities, both locally and internationally.

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is a state-owned petroleum company that operates all oil and gas activities in Qatar, including exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage.. QP’s operations are closely linked with state planning agencies, regulatory authorities, and policymaking bodies. Together, revenues from oil and natural gas amount to 60% of the country’s GDP. Currently it is the third largest oil company in the world by oil and gas reserves.

QP operates Qatar’s oil pipeline network, which transports supplies from oil fields to the country’s lone refinery and export terminals. Qatar Petroleum is part of the Dolphin Gas Project, which connects the natural gas networks of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with the first cross-border natural gas pipeline in the Persian Gulf region. By joining the US Qatar Business Council Qatar Petroleum seeks to expand their services to the growing global market.


Tanween is an international developer, investment partner and development management consultant with offices in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, the UAE, and the US – focuses on the areas of real estate investment and development, construction, and project and asset management. The firm’s success is appreciated through its portfolio which includes projects carried out in cooperation with Barwa Real Estate, Qatari Diar and Lusail City. The group was founded in 2007 and has already made an impact, leaving its mark in ever-expanding Doha with impressive work on commercial, mixed-use and residential real estate which can be found in multiple landmarks in the city.

Tanween looks to build on its current success in the United States following its key role as development and fund advisor on the City Center DC project, one of Washington’s premier real estate developments and a major and notable Qatari investment in the American market.


Executive Members


Abu Issa Holding is one of the leading business conglomerates in the Middle East and is based in Doha, Qatar. Built over three decades, the Group is one of Qatar’s most diversified and accomplished businesses. It controls and operates market-leading companies across Qatar in various sectors including retail, distribution, telecommunications, IT, energy & engineering, investment, real estate and other market operations. With 1600 employees, the firm is considered one of the leading family groups in the region. 

AECOM is a provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water, and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, including 4,000 employees in the Middle East and 800 in Qatar, AECOM is a leader in all the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance, and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during its last fiscal year. In Qatar, AECOM recently signed a $148-million contract to develop the Doha Expressway and is working as the design consultant for the 2022 World Cup. 


AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, non-profit, volunteer organization that provides learning opportunities to the public in order to promote peace, equality, and global knowledge. Based out of New York City, AFS is an organization comprised primarily of volunteers who share the organization’s passion to promote a more just and peaceful world. Through the education of others by means of various implemented programs, AFS strives to make a lasting impact across the globe. 

Since 1974, AICI has served clients in the public sector including U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO). AICI delivers its projects to the client, including the design-build process and execution of the construction through self-performance or management of subcontractors, providing quality facilities in a timely and safe manner at the best value for investment.


Al-Anabi Racing Team is a racing team that operates in the United States and Qatar and owned by H.E.Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani and managed by Alan Johnson Racing. AART’s recorded setting performances has been the result of an experienced team and devoted owner. Sheikh Khalid is heavily involved in promoting motor sports in the State of Qatar and abroad. Founded in 2009, the team has won two consecutive National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle Top Fuel championships under His Excellency’s direction.


AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in  the MENA region.  Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program.  Today AMIDEAST programs and services aim to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and develop language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy. AMIDEAST has offices in over 12 Arab countries, including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.  


Boeing is the largest global aerospace company, as well as the leading producer of commercial aircrafts, defense, space, and security systems. Boeing provides their services to the United States Military including allied governments of over 90 nations. Based in Chicago, Boeing employs over 159,000 employees worldwide across over 70 countries. Boeing is the largest exporter in the United States and continues to provide strength to the American marketplace. 


Booz Allen Hamilton is a holding company that provides technology and management consulting services primarily to the US Government and its agencies in the defense, intelligence, and civil markets. Booz Allen Hamilton has worked for such agencies as the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. For nearly a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting. Providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, organization and change, information technology, systems engineering, and program management, Booz Allen Hamilton is committed to delivering results that endure.  



Brown Lloyd James is a public relations firm that offers support to organizations, authorities, and individuals worldwide. Service areas include strategic advice, government relations, public diplomacy, advertising and graphic design, special events, reputation management and media relations. Just one of the company’s many successful case studies include the international launch of Al Jazeera English. By joining partnership with the USQBC, Brown Lloyd James seeks to broaden their opportunities to engage in programs that will help achieve their mission.


CH2M Hill specializes in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management and has clients and offices that span the globe. Founded in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon by four civil engineers, the firm has since spread across the United States and the world. In 2012, the company employed over 28,000 people and brought in $7 billion of revenue.

CH2M Hill has found particular success in the State of Qatar and the GCC region. Last year the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee awarded CH2M Hill a contract to provide program management consultancy to assist the Committee during the process of building competition and noncompetition venues, and major infrastructure works related to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. In addition to this impressive and vitally important project, CH2M Hill has a number of ventures underway in Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.



Colony Capital, LLC is a privately-held independent global real estate investment firm founded in 1991 by Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. Colony Capital has an extensive global footprint and corresponding infrastructure, with over 250 employees operating in a total of 11 offices in the following 9 countries: China, England, France, Italy, Lebanon, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United States. This global infrastructure provides Colony Capital's acquisition team with proprietary market knowledge, sourcing capabilities and the local presence required to identify and execute complex transactions.



Contrack began in 1985 with offices in Washington, D.C. and Cairo, Egypt.  Since then, Contrack has gone on to build an international reputation. Contrack’s expertise is in providing services to the most challenging regions of the world. It provides material procurement to a variety of corporate and US government agencies in the United States and subcontracting for US government-funded projects in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.

Contrack offers complete project services at every stage of the project lifecycle, from initial design, budgeting, project management, procurement and construction through on-going facility management long after a project is complete. Contrack is a true turnkey contractor.



Doha Bank, incorporated in 1978, is the largest private commercial bank in the State of Qatar. Based in Doha, Doha Bank is a modern financial services company that focuses on providing its clients with accessible and reliable banking while upholding age-old values. Doha Bank services individual clients as well as commercial, corporate, and institutional clients both within the State of Qatar and Internationally. By providing a wide array of options for financial management Doha Bank strives to continually improve client accessibility and control. By providing customers with the opportunity to manage their banking and investing at any time and from any location Doha Bank is paving the way to a more connected world of banking.  

Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s leading publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management firms. Fluor maintains its status as a comprehensive organization that provides expertise and excellent service throughout all phases of their projects. Fluor employs a workforce of 42,000 men and women worldwide. Fluor boasts offices in more than 30 countries, on six continents. Through partnership with the US-Qatar Business Council, Fluor Corporation aims to increase their opportunities to engage and complete projects in the State of Qatar. 


HOK With a specialization in global design, architecture, engineering and planning, HOK is committed to high-performance work and innovative design. For the past four years,DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design. Eighty-five percent of HOK’s business comes from repeat clients, displaying the firm’s dedication to excellence. We congratulate HOK on the many awards it has earned this year, including being named #1 US Architecture/Engineering firm in ENR’s 2013 survey of Top International Design Firms.



Industry Arabic  is a specialist translation company that focuses on technical and legal Arabic language texts. The firm provides top quality Arabic translation services to a wide range of government and private sector clients. Their team of experienced translators pride themselves on completing projects quickly and accurately. Industry Arabic translators have spent years in the region and hold an advanced understanding of the demands of the area’s business culture. Industry Arabic offers exclusive discounts on their translation services to Council Members. For more information, please click here.  


Latham & Watkins: Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service international powerhouse with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's dramatic growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, we have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. We have also received praise for our innovative approach to law firm management and for our pro bono work both on a local and global scale. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.



Innoventor is an entrepreneurial design and build company that is diversified in major industries with core competencies in engineering, prototyping, assembly, testing, and manufacturing. With full turn-key capabilities, Innoventor provides superior engineering design and innovation in products for commercial, industrial, and military consumers. Their goal is to function as a single source company, offering quick, flexible and innovative full turn-key solution.



Lockheed Martin is a global security, aerospace, and information technology company that works closely with the US government as well as with governments around the world. Headquartered in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, it has a substantial global presence and employs 123,000 people worldwide. Recognizing the growing opportunities in the Middle Eastern market, Lockheed Martin joins the Council looking to expand into one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with a proven platform of success, is in a good position to do so.


Magellan Development Group: Based out of Chicago, the firm has a wide-range of expertise, specializing in high-rise residential and mixed-use developments while also having developed commercial, institutional, government, educational, hospital and transportation projects. In addition, the Group has a focus in promoting environmental sustainability in its developments, incorporating Leed-certifiedpractices in its operations.

Magellan Development has made its mark on Chicago’s cityscape with Lakeshore East – the $4 billion, 28-acre award-winning master-planned community at the Chicago River and Lake Michigan – and is looking to do the same in Qatar at a time when developments in all sectors and industries are being built at an extraordinary pace. 

The Ocean Foundation's (TOF) mission is to support, strengthen, and promote organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC with international reach across seven continents, the group has a variety of powerful resources to support any ocean conservation project including carbon offsets and sequestration solutions, green resort partnerships, sustainable aquaculture, and food security. TOF has many existing corporate philanthropy partnerships and recently worked with Rockefeller & Co. to launch the Rockefeller Ocean Strategy.

TOF is looking forward to working with US-Qatar Business Council members to foster leadership in this area. Members may also choose to work with TOF through consulting services, fund investment, grantmaking, partnerships and/or sponsorships.


Orca Maritime is an innovative and unique company that uses cutting-edge autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, and GIS technology to make commercial and military ports more secure.

The firm was established by two retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts. With backgrounds in underwater operations including mine warfare, diving, and sonar mapping, they created a company that offers a host of services and products that mitigate risk at seaports around the world, support underwater environmental monitoring efforts, and introduce efficiencies in underwater infrastructure inspections and maintenance.

Parsons was founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2010, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons employees are engaged in more than 4,500 projects in 50 states and 24 countries. Thanks to Parsons’ global network of resources, they have the power to combine leading-edge technology with unparalleled quality and control. All across the world, at every time of day, Parsons is keeping people moving toward a brighter, safer world. 


Paramount Enterprise, Inc was founded in 1989 as a premier defense logistics company, specializing in the international and intermodal shipment of high explosives, munitions, military hardware, weapons systems, dangerous goods and complex project cargo to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Working with government, military, commercial and industrial customers, we are licensed by both the Federal Maritime Commission and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Paramount utilizes road, rail, vessel and air assets to design and execute door-to-door and/or port-to-port delivery solutions in support of US Foreign Military Sales (FMS). We have shipped cargo to member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.



Patton Boggs is an international law and advocacy firm, founded in 1962 as a specialist in global business and trade. Since its founding, Patton Boggs has evolved into a full-service firm engaging in all areas of legal practice. The Patton Boggs team is comprised of over 500 lawyers and professionals in offices worlwide. Patton Boggs has been active in Qatar since 1993 and maintains a permanent office in Doha. The Doha office provides full service legal representation in a number of practice areas, including business law, corporate finance, government contracts, internatonal trade and transactions, construction, oil and gas, project finance, real estate, tax and telecommunications, and more.


Qatarium: Building on Qatar’s rich maritime history, Qatarium’s mission is to establish an international center focusing on marine research and education as an engine to encourage scientific, educational, and economic growth in Qatar. With a number of international partners including the world's largest aquarium, Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium, Qatarium will consist of a marine research institution integrated with a cutting-edge science and education center. The establishment will facilitate future educational and scholarly developments that will significantly benefit the field of marine research.

Raytheon Company was founded in Cambridge, Mass., as the American Appliance Company in 1922, a pivotal time in American history. The first decade of modernism, the 1920s saw the advent of automobiles, radios and refrigerators. The electrical industry was extending power lines across the United States, and telephones were linking every hamlet and home. In the aftermath of World War I, the roaring '20s was a time of flappers and flasks, and the nation was in flux, disillusioned by the end of a bitter war that brought no real peace or economic security and energized by the prospects of modern technological advances. Emerging from the depths of a severe post-war depression that wiped out jobs and forged a widening chasm between the privileged and the poor was a breed of entrepreneurs with a driving ambition to succeed and willingness to gamble on it.


The St. Regis Doha features 336 rooms, a 160-meter long beach front, a spa, and otheramenities that include 10 new and diverse restaurants that will contribute to the growth of Doha’s up-and-coming dining scene. In addition, the hotel has partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center to provide a venue where both hotel guests and residents of Doha can enjoy jazz in a setting unique to the city and the region. The St. Regis is the Council’s preferred lodging in both Washington, DC and Doha, Qatar and offers Council members a discounted room rate. Click here for more information.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide: With nine brands and more than 1,100 hotels in 100 countries, Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. Starwood has a long-established presence in Qatar dating back to 1982 with the opening of the iconic Sheraton Doha. In 2009, the company opened the W Doha, which marked the entry of the W brand in the Middle East and more recently debuted its ulta-luxury St. Regis brand in Qatar with the opening of The St. Regis Doha last year.

Target is an established firm in Qatar provides a complete range of General Managed Manpower Services, Construction Support Services, Environmental Cleaning, Commercial Painting, Camp Construction, Maintenance and Skilled Manpower to execute special assigned works. the company is also known as one of the leading service providers undertaking all sorts of HVAC works, VRV, s and VRF, turnkey air conditioning contractor, and after sale services for all types of air conditioners.

The Systems Group has been working in Doha since 2010 as design consultant in support of the Northwestern University College of Media and Communications project in Education City. During this engagement, TSG has been working closely with Northwestern, Qatar Foundation, Astad, Burns & McDonnell and  Antoine Preedock to specify the various technical requirements for the state-of-the-art university campus.
For over 20 years, the firm has held prestigious engagements with a wide array of leading international media and architectural companies on mission critical projects for various sports and news networks as well as corporate and higher educational uses. They most recently completed  the highly anticipated Univision / Disney  “Fusion “ News Network in Miami Florida. Fusion includes  approximately 200,000 ft of advanced newsgathering infrastructure and technology providing the growing english-speaking Hispanic demographic in the US with focused news and lifestyle content.


Trading & Agency Services Ltd.  is one of the major Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracting companies in the state of Qatar with a diversified range of business in Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Power, Pressure Equipment Manufacture, Repair, Maintenance and other industrial services including Heavy Engineering works.

TRAGS is involved in EPC construction of Piping and associated interconnecting piping works, EPC construction of Storage tanks (API 650,620 & AWWA), Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply of Major Pressure Vessels, Columns, Boilers and Process Equipment in strict conformance with stringent International Codes & Standards.

Venture Gulf Group: Established in early 1970s, Venture Gulf Group encompasses various business segments spanning a wide spectrum of activities covering engineering, trading, contracting, manufacturing, construction, and services catering to the various industrial needs of the country.

Over the years, Venture Gulf Group has evolved into a professional organization of excellence creating core competencies in all its areas of operation. Nowadays, Venture Gulf Group has carved a niche in the market place relevant to the business segments. A dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced multinational workforce exceeding 2,500 personnel forms the backbone of the company, which has formed a strategic business alliance with several international companies of repute in the areas of energy, oil and gas, hydrocarbon, power, infrastructure and core sector industries, as well as vehicles rental.


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