Frequently asked questions
Get answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
What is the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy?
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) was established by the State of Qatar in 2011 to deliver the infrastructure and host country planning and operations required for Qatar to host a historic FIFA World Cup™ which accelerates its progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for the country, region, Asia and the world.
What is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC?
In early 2019, Qatar and FIFA announced the launch of a new joint venture to organise the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) was unveiled as the body responsible for the planning and delivery of the tournament, with H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi serving as Chairman of the Board and Nasser Al Khater as Chief Executive Officer. The new joint venture will benefit from the vast knowledge and experience Qatar has gained since winning the bid in 2010 and FIFA's extensive tournament delivery expertise.
In addition to H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi and Nasser Al Khater, the management board of the new entity is composed of FIFA's Secretary General, Fatma Samoura; FIFA's two Deputy Secretary Generals, Mattias and Alasdair Bell; FIFA's Chief Tournaments & Events Officer, Colin Smith; FIFA's Chief Legal Officer, Emilio Garcia Silvero; Chairman of the Operations Office and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office at the SC, Eng. Yasir Al Jamal; and Qatar Football Association (QFA) Vice President, Saoud Al Mohannadi.
Who is leading the SC?
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi is the Secretary General of the SC. His appointment in March 2011 as Secretary General followed on from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee, in which he worked closely with the Bid Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, promoting Qatar's successful attempt to host the FIFA World Cup™ in the region for the first time.
In addition to this, he serves as the Chairman of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, which is responsible for organising and staging the event.
A lawyer by profession, the Secretary General previously served as General Counsel for the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding, entities founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen and diversify the national economy. He maintains a role at QIA as Legal Adviser.
The Secretary General also holds board positions at key national stakeholders concerned with delivering the national infrastructure necessary for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. These include Katara Hospitality (previously known as Qatar National Hotels, a hospitality owner, manager and developer), Qatar Rail (the owner and operator of Qatar's rail network) and Qatari Diar (established in 2005 to support Qatar's growing economy by coordinating the country's real estate development priorities).
In 2013, the Secretary General was appointed to the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee (the Committee responsible for all matters pertaining to the FIFA World Cup™) as Special Adviser.
The Secretary General is a law graduate from the University of Sheffield in the UK and speaks four languages.
Who works alongside the Secretary General?
Nasser Al Khater is the CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC and the SC's Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group. Previously, he held the titles of Assistant Secretary General, Tournament Affairs, and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.
Appointed to the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee in 2009, the Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group oversaw the marketing and communications campaign that led to Qatar's successful FIFA World Cup™ bid. The Qatar 2022 Bid Campaign won a number of prestigious awards, including a Red Dot Award for brand identity, a GWA Award for the technical design and production of the Qatar 2022 Bid Book, and an EVA Award for the SC's Legacy Pavilion, located at the SC's headquarters in Doha. The campaign was also a finalist at the Dubai Lynx and Benchmark Awards for brand identity.
Before joining the Bid Committee, the Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group worked with Qatari Government agencies to create development strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises and on national leadership development programmes, which led to the establishment of Enterprise Qatar and the Qatar Leadership Centre respectively.
Following five years working for international financial giant HSBC, the Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group spent five years at Qatar Shell leading the firm's Intalaqa programme, an initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship for young Qatari nationals.
The Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, US.
Eng. Yasir Al Jamal is the Chairman of the SC's Host Country Operations Office and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office. He is also a Board Member of the FIFA World Cup Qatar LLC. Al Jamal previously held the title of Assistant Secretary General at the SC.
Al Jamal first joined the road to 2022 as part of the team behind Qatar's FIFA World Cup™ bid, presiding over the planning of the revolutionary state-of-the-art stadiums and cooling technologies that played such a key role in the bid's success. Today, he leads the delivery of these visionary concepts into reality, and works with Qatar's various stakeholders to ensure the readiness and preparedness of the country's supporting tournament infrastructure.
Prior to joining the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee in 2009, Al Jamal worked in the real estate development and oil and gas industries, having held positions in Qatari Diar and Qatar Petroleum, where he was seconded to ExxonMobil and Shell.
Al Jamal is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Who makes up the board of the SC?
As per Amiri Decree No. 2 for 2018, the SC Board of Directors is chaired by H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, with H.H. the Personal Representative of the Amir serving as Vice-Chairman.
Members of the board includes H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; H.E. the President of the Qatar Olympic Committee; H.E. Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad Al Thani as Managing Director; H.E. the Minister of Finance; H.E. the Minister of Culture and Sports; H.E. the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics; H.E. the Minister of Transport and Communications; H.E. the Minister of Municipality and Environment; and H.E. the President of the Qatar Football Association.