Mr. Al-Kawari is the CEO of Qinvest, which he joined after spending 5 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and Country Head for Qatar. Prior to joining Goldman, Tamim worked for 4 years at Qatar Petroleum (QP). He was briefly the Treasurer for Qatargas and then became the Chief Financial Officer for Qatar Gas Transport Co. (Nakilat), a newly-formed company. At Nakilat, his main achievement was implementing an $8 billion program to finance 27 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels that ship LNG from Ras Laffan to end users worldwide. Prior to joining QP, he spent 6 years as a trader with Qatar National Bank, where he traded a range of products including Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivatives. Tamim earned a BA in International Business with a minor in Political Science from George Washington University in 1995, and an MBA from the American University in 1999.