His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi — Minister of Municipality and the Environment

Date of Birth: Born in 1956. Marital Status: Married and has 4 sons and 3 daughters. Date of Appointment in the State Service: 7/7/1976 Date of Appointment in the Foreign Ministry: 1/9/2001 Academic Qualifications:
  • B.A. in Military Sciences from the Special Military School of Saint- Cyr, France, 1980.
  • Diploma in Artillery Sciences - Artillery Staff Course- Pakistan, 1984.
  • M.A. in Military, Command and Staff Sciences, from Higher School of Joint Military Staff, France, 1987.
  • Diploma of Higher Military Studies, 1988- Higher course in Joint Warfare, France.
Languages: Fluent in Arabic, French and English Official Posts and Ranks:
  • Commander of Artillery Brigade 1982.
  • Commander of Artillery Battalion 1986.
  • Corps Artillery Commander 1992.
  • Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2001.
  • Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow Up Affairs, 2003.
Professional Experience:
  • Officer in the Qatari Armed Forces from Lieutenant 1980 to Brigadier rank 2001.
  • Qatar's ambassador to France from 18/1/2002 up to 4/8/2003, and as the same time non-resident ambassador to Belgium, the Swiss
  • Federation, Luxemburg and the European Union.
  • Appointed Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-up Affairs in 15/2/2003.
He assumed the Chairmanship of the Following Committees:
  • The Committee on Defense Agreement with the French Government, 1997- 1999.
  • The Seat of the Military Reevaluation Committee, 1997-2000.
  • The Foreign Ministry's Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences, 2004 – 2011.
  • The Governmental Committee on Events and Conferences Coordination, 2006 – 2011.
  • Committee on Demarcating Borders between the State of Qatar and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 1996- 2000, and from 2009 – 2011.
  • The Governmental Committee for Delineating Maritime Borders, 2009 – 2011.
  • Working Team of the UN Security Council 2006-2007.
  • The Arab League's Development and Investment Committee on Investment in Comoro Islands, 2010 - 2011.
  • He also presided over the organizing committees of several international conferences like the Group of 77 and China ,2005, New and
  • Restored Democracies, 2006, Gulf Summit, 2007, Financing Development Summit ,2008, Arab Summit, 2009 and Arab and Latin America
  • Summit, 2009.
  • Attended several international and official conferences, lead Qatar's delegations to several regional and international conferences and used
  • to participate in the UN General Assembly since 2004 until 2011.
  • Lead several delegations for political consultation and strategic dialogues with friendly countries.
During his Foreign Ministry's term of office he was in charge of the following dossiers :
  • Defense and Security- Development Assistance- Darfur Bank Establishment – Churches Complex – Conferences Steering C.-Research Centers: ( Brookings Doha C.- RUSSI - Qatar Institute - Doha International Inter-faith Dialogue Center).
Decorations and Medals:
  • The National Order of Merit of the French Republic - in 1999.
  • The Legion of Honor of the French Republic in 2009.
  • Order of the Green Crescent of Comoros.
Honorary posts:
  • Member of Board of Directors of Georgetown University - Qatar.
  • Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Conference Development - Qatar Foundation- Qatar.
Recent posts:
  • Appointed Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Washington from 22 March 2012 to December 2013.
  • Appointed Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs, from 9/12/2013 until January 27, 2016
  • Appointed Minister of Municipality and the Environment on January 27, 2016.
Current Diplomatic Rank:
  • A rank of Minister, as from 14/12/2010.