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Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rabban ((Arabic: محمد بن عبدالعزيز الربان) is a prominent Qatari businessman whose operations are based in Doha
Biography of Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Rabban
Al Rabban was born and raised in Doha, and is currently one of the wealthiest men in Qatar. Though he is not directly related to anyone in the royal family, he married the daughter of a member of the royal family.
His roles in Qatar’s business scene include being the CEO of Business Trading Company (BTC), the undersecretary and assistant director of the Amiri Protocol, and the former Vice President and honorary board member of the Al Sadd Sports Club in Doha. He was also a founder of the Qatari Investors Group, also referred to as the QSC Holding Company.
Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rabban is the chairman and managing director of BTC, a multi-million riyal holding and investment company that is mainly composed of project developers, focusing its efforts in real estate development projects. BTC was founded in Qatar in 1997 to offer retail complexes in the region. The Landmark Shopping Mall, built in 2000, and the Villaggio Shopping Mall, built in 2006 are the company’s two most prominent retail complexes that have affected Qatar’s development. These two complexes partnered with the Qatari Ministry of Interior in the public service through the use of a personal Qatari identification card with the Department of Citizenship and travel documents in its complexes, as well as the opening of the department’s branches in the malls. BTC boasts itself on its connections in the State of Qatar and in the Gulf region. It has partnered with JW Marriot to develop hotels in both Doha and Bahrain, and has joint ventures with, Azadea Group, Remza-BTC, Rash Fashion, Jawad, and Cineco on its retail projects.
Al Rabban was also involved in politics in Qatar through his work as the Diwan undersecretary of the Amiri Protocol. This protocol falls under one of the National Organizing Committees of the Second South Summit. The South Summit is the highest authority in the State of Qatar that is responsible for coordinating official meetings and conferences with the Group of 77 and China.