His Excellency Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani
H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Al-Thani is a prominent businessman and a well-known philanthropist in Qatar. H.E is the founder of Ezdan Holding Group, one of the largest investment holding groups in the MENA region. H.E is considered one of the most important contributors to the banking sector in Qatar, noting that he enjoys a strong presence in the local market through leading Islamic banks.
In April 2019, H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani made a landmark Zakat contribution in support of close to 875,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and displaced Yemenis in Yemen. This was the largest contribution UNHCR had ever received from an individual donor and the first major Zakat contribution in the organization’s history. H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani was appointed UNHCR Eminent Advocate in October 2019. His unwavering commitment and dedication to supporting those forcibly displaced have contributed to improving the lives of millions of women, men, and children worldwide.
From 2019 to 2022, H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani has generously supported more than 3 million of the most vulnerable internally displaced, host community members in Yemen, as well as refugees in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Chad. The areas supported include basic needs, food, shelter, health, education and livelihood, enabling those most vulnerable to live a more dignified life.