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Panama Papers - The Power Players
Former prime minister of Qatar

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

Offshore company used to manage $300 million yacht

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For six years, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani held three high-profile positions as Qatar’s prime minister, foreign minister and head of the Qatar Investment Authority, one of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds. His appointment as prime minister in 2007 solidified his position as the go-to person for matters ranging from wars in Syria and Afghanistan to corporate mergers and other business deals. The billionaire sheikh, whom Time magazine selected as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2012, stepped down from his positions after a new emir took over in 2013 but never relinquished his brash style and reputation for aggressive deal-making.

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In 2002 , Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani acquired a company in the British Virgin Islands and three additional companies in the Bahamas. Through these companies, Al Thani held shares and mooring spaces in the Spanish port of Palma, Mallorca, and managed his super-yacht, the $300 million Al Mirqab. Al Thani took over management of these companies in 2004, dissolving them a few years later. In 2011, when Qatar started investing in Luxembourg companies, Al Thani acquired four Panamanian companies to hold bank accounts in the Grand Duchy, two of which he owned with the then-Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, according to documents from July 2013.


An attorney for Al Thani said in a phone interview that he doesn't "have the right" to answer questions posed because he is "bound by professional secrecy."
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