Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani announced a cabinet reshuffle on 4 November in which QP CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi was appointed Minister of State for Energy Affairs.

Mr Kaabi has replaced Minister of Energy and Industry Muhammad al-Sada who had held the post since January 2011 (MEES, 24 January 2011). As minister, he will have “overall responsibility for all energy issues” according to the government. The industry portfolio previously held by Mr Sada has been removed and merged with commerce to create the new Commerce and Industry Ministry. (CONTINUED - 829 WORDS)