Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani

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Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Arabic: جوعان بن حمد بن خليفه آل ثاني; born 23 July 1986) is a senior member of the House of Thani. He is the fifth son of former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the third child of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al-Missned. He is president of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (far left) parading with the Saint-Cyr cadets, during the Bastille Day Military Parade 2007 in Paris, France.
Born (1986-07-23) 23 July 1986 (age 37)
Doha, Qatar
Spouse
Al-Maha bint Salem Al-Rumul Al-Mannai
(m. 2008)
IssueHamad bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Tamim bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Al-Dhabi bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Khalifa bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Moza bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Jassim bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
Maryam bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
HouseThani
FatherHamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
MotherMoza bint Nasser Al-Missned

Education and career

Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad was educated at École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, France. He also attended Oak Ridge Military Academy in the city of Oak Ridge, North Carolina. He was the Torch relay ambassador on the 2006 Asian Games in Doha.

In May 2015, he was appointed president of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

In addition to his other roles, he is a Board Member of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (2018) and serves as President of the 2023 FINA World Championships Organising Committee and the 2023 FINA World Masters Championships Organising Committee (2018).

He has been involved in the successful organization of several international events in Qatar in recent years. He served as the President of the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 Organizing Committee, the President of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Organizing Committee, and the President of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Organizing Committee.

Sheikh Joaan served as the President of the 2012 Asian Handball Championships Organising Committee and played a crucial role as an Ambassador of the Doha 2006 Asian Games Torch Relay.

Enthusiastic about equestrian, a thrilling sport He is currently serving as the Chairman of Al-Shaqab Racing (2011–present). sent). He additionally held the position of Vice President at Al-Sadd Sports Club from 2012 to 2015.

He is a member of the Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission (2018 within the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Additionally, he serves as a board member of the IOC-Olympic Refuge Foundation (2017–2018).

Sheikh Joaan has received the Contribution to the Olympic Movement (2019) award from the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility Person of the Year award (2015) from Qatar University. He served as president of the Organising Committee of the 24th Men's Handball World Championship Qatar 2015. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad is chairman of the Doha 2030 Asian Games Bid Committee which won the bid for the 2030 Asian Games.

In 2020, he received a master's degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris in Qatar.

On 9 August 2022, Sheikh Joaan attended the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games, which was opened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Konya, Turkey.

Marriage and children

Sheikh Joaan married at Al-Wajbah Palace, Doha, on 24 April 2008, with Sheikha Al-Maha bint Salem Al-Rumul Al-Mannai, daughter of Salem Al-Rumul Al-Mannai. Together they have four sons and three daughters.

  • Sheikh Hamad bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 20 November 2009)
  • Sheikh Tamim bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 21 September 2010)
  • Sheikha Al-Dhabi bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 25 April 2012)
  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 3 March 2014)
  • Sheikha Moza bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 2 November 2015)
  • Sheikh Jassim bin Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 7 March 2018)
  • Sheikha Maryam bint Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, (born 28 January 2020)

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