The German Business Council Qatar Appoints New Board

The German Business Council Qatar held its annual General Assembly on the 17th of September at Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel, Doha.

The meeting concluded an outstanding year in Qatar-Germany business relations witnessing a visit by H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, and a large business delegation to Germany on the occasion of the Business and Investment Forum held in Berlin, the establishment of the Joint Task Force on Trade and Investment and the 6th session of the Joint Economic Commission co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry and his German counterpart.

The meeting also witnessed the election of the council’s new board of directors led by Chairman Henning Zimmermann (DB Schenker), and board members Elias Chedid ( Seib Insurance), Peter Neuschaefer (Dorsch), Hans-Guenther Jaeger (DB Engineering), and Adrian Wood (Siemens), who is also deputy chairman. The GBCQ was founded in Doha in December 2002 by private representatives of the German business community in Qatar.

As a non-governmental and non-profit association, the council aims to provide a local networking platform for German and local companies in Doha. The GBCQ organises social and business events on a regular basis for members and non-members. With premium partner, Qatar International Automobiles (MAN), the GBCQ is managed by the German Industry and Commerce Office Qatar (AHK Qatar).