His Excellency Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani is not only a prominent businessman, but also a well-known and special figure in Qatar. He has made great contributions in various fields. This includes social, health, commercial, and most notably the economic sector. HE Sheikh Thani has contributed to the boom of real estate market with weighty development projects domestically and regionally. He founded Ezdan Holding Group in the 1960s and which has undergone different stages with different names and, through steady pace, becomes today a multi-disciplinary and investment Holding Group featuring privileged and successful projects.
HE Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani has gained a unique reputation among businessmen because of his insight and leadership capacities. He is considered as one of the most important contributors to the banking sector, noting that he enjoys a strong presence in the local market through leading Islamic banks in Qatar.
In addition to being the main shareholder in the Qatar Islamic Insurance Company, which was founded in 1995 as one of the oldest Takaful insurance companies in the region. HE Sheikh Thani is the founder and main contributor to the Medical Care Group, which owns Al Ahli Hospital, the largest private hospital in Qatar, which was established in collaboration with a group of Qatari businessmen. It is worth mentioning that the diversification of activities in which HE Sheikh Thani has invested is a clear reflection of his interest in housing, health and Islamic finance as well as Takaful insurance.
HE Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani has contributed to the development of a large segment of the real estate sector in Qatar, which he was effective, according to many analysts, in reducing the rate of inflation in Qatar, especially after the reduction in the rents rate.
Besides business, HE Sheikh Thani is a supporter of charity and humanitarian works. HE Sheikh Thani is the Chairman of Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, which was founded in 1992.
These contributions has led Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional organizations in the world, to express its deep appreciation to His Excellency Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, announcing that they have awarded him their second highest award for his unique role in serving the community, saying:
"The institution is proud to present to His Excellency Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani the ‘Life Achievement Award’ for his contribution to the development of the real estate sector and the economy of the State of Qatar over the years,"