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Khalid A Mannai is the first son of Ahmed Mannai, the Founder and Chairman of the internationally renowned Group of companies, the Mannai Corporation.


Born on 12 January 1962, Mr. Mannai was initially schooled in Qatar until he journeyed to the UK to complete his secondary education. From there, he studied Agriculture Economics at the Cornell University at Ithaca, New York; and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration & Management from the University of St Thomas/Rice University, Houston, Texas.


After graduating, Mr. Mannai joined Morgan Stanley & Co in New York - a major international firm with worldwide operations in merchant banking, investment banking and related services - for practical pre-employment training and experience, especially in its Corporate Finance division, where he was fully exposed to all aspects of finance, such as instruments, real estate, mergers and acquisitions; leverage buy-outs; and capital and fixed income brackets.


Mr. Mannai returned to Qatar and joined the Mannai Group in 1988, where he underwent induction in the Stores Department. Subsequently, he dealt with the spare parts operations of several reputed automotive and trading principals; and was responsible in developing the overall Salwa Industrial Complex. During this period, he was also responsible for expanding the business and developing the market for Mannai's franchise products.


Mr. Mannai was promoted to Vice President in 1989 and was tasked with various business development assignments including the development of an air travel operation, the establishment of offices in Russia, the establishment of an automotive operation and development of trading activities in Egypt; and the establishment of an automotive operation in Saudi Arabia, in addition to developing business and trading activities.


Bitten by the finance bug, he attended the Young Manager's Programme at INSEAD (The European Institute of Business Administration) in France during 1994. In 1995, Mr Mannai, as the new Executive Vice President, was responsible for developing and managing the Automotive Group and Trading Group divisions, which comprised Consumer Products, Computers & Office Systems, the Travel Group, AG Middle East, Direct Sales & Projects and Mannai Steel. In addition to these responsibilities, he became a member of the Mannai Corporation Executive Committee. October 2000 saw  

Mr. Mannai elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall operations of the Mannai Corporation.


Married with one daughter, Mr Mannai is a board member of several business and state organizations in the State of Qatar and has attended various seminars, such as Second Generation Family Business, Orchestrating Winning Performance – Leading the Family Business at IMD, yearly World Economic Forum meetings and Auto workshops, to name but a few.


Business Profile


Al Mannai Corporation

Mail Address

P. O. Box:76

Doha, Qatar

Telephone: +974 4558855

Fax: +974 4558880




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