(Bloomberg) -- Former Qatar National Bank CEO Ali Al Kuwari was officially named finance minister, months after assuming the post on an acting basis in the midst of a corruption scandal that took down his predecessor.
He’s one of several new appointments Tuesday by the country’s ruling emir, according to state-run Qatar News Agency. Al Kuwari had been also minister of commerce and industry since November 2018, a post he’ll relinquish in the new cabinet.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani, who spent years at the country’s central bank before becoming its deputy governor in 2018, will replace Al Kuwari in the commerce role.
A new ministerial role devoted to climate change was also announced, and will be filled by Sheikh Faleh Bin Nasser Bin Ahmad Al Thani.
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