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Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Contact Information

Walid Al Murshed
Principal Country Officer
Diplomatic Quarter, UN-Building
P.O. Box 5900, Riyadh 11432
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 1 483 4956
+966 1 488 5311


IFC in Qatar

IFC involvement in Qatar began in 2008 when the national became a member country. IFC's strategy in Qatar focuses on supporting small and medium enterprises and helping Qatari companies that are looking to invest and expand into less developed countries in the region and overseas.



Recently, IFC worked with Qatar’s leading telecommunications provider, Q-Tel, to arrange a $3 million IFC equity investment in Wataniya Palestine, a cell phone provider in West Bank and Gaza, which is majority owned by Q-Tel. In 2009, IFC provided Wataniya with a $30 million loan to help it enter the market.

Advisory Services


IFC helped Qatar Development Bank launch the SME Toolkit, an online platform that will help smaller businesses improve their performance. This SME Toolkit offers Qatari entrepreneurs free, online, and around-the-clock access to expert information, interactive tools, and educational resources. It helps firms implement sound business management practices, access finance, and enter new markets.


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