Nominations for Qatar Chamber elections from March 13, says Sheikh Khalifa

11-03-2023

The nomination for Qatar Chamber’s election for its eight sectors for the seventh council is now open from March 13 to April 2, Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani announced in a statement.

This will be in accordance with Law No. (11) of the year 1990 regarding the Establishment of the Chamber,  amended by Law No. (11) of 1996 and Law No. (23) of 2017, the Decision of the Minister of Business and Trade No. (83) of 2010 regarding the percentage of representation of the economic sectors in the Board of Directors, the Decision of the Minister of Economy and Commerce No. (96) of 2019 approving the internal bylaw and financial regulations of the Qatar Chamber, and the Decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry No. (18) of 2023 regarding the formation of the supervising committee on the Chamber’s elections.

The statement said that sectors include five members for the trading sector, four for contracting, three for industry, one for services, one for agriculture, one for the investment and banks sector, one for tourism and one for the insurance sector.

On this occasion, HE Sheikh Khalifa extended his sincere appreciation and gratitude to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for his continuous support and kind patronage for the private sector, affirming that this support enabled the private sector to perform its role and positively participate in the state’s inclusive development under the Emir’s wise leadership.

According to the statement, the candidate shall be a Qatari citizen, not less than 25 years, with good conduct, literate, and an owner of a company,  or a partner or a manager of a company or institution that is active in one of the above-mentioned economic sectors, and its commercial registration shall be registered since more than five years from the date of nomination.

The candidate also shall also be a member of the Chamber and should not work in a governmental body.

Regarding the documents needed for the nomination, the statement said they include: a copy of the candidate’s Qatari ID, a criminal record certificate, a copy of the qualification (if any), a copy of the CR or a license of the company or establishment for which the candidate is being nominated, a copy of the Chamber’s membership certificate, and a certificate demonstrates that the candidate is not a government employee.

Candidates who meet these requirements shall submit all the above-mentioned documents in a closed envelope to the Chairperson of the Electoral committee at the Secretariat of the Committee on the 11th floor at the headquarters of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Lusail, Tower No. (A) during the official  working hours.

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