Abdulla Majid Al-Kuwari

Director, Economic Research and Data Analytics

Mr Abdulla Majid Al-Kuwari joined the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) in January 2018 in the Macroprudential Analysis department (renamed the Economic Research & Data Analytics department in 2024). He was appointed Head of the department in June 2019.

Mr Al-Kuwari manages the department’s deliverables to the Board, which include the Macroprudential Review, a bi-annual report assessing the health and soundness of the financial services sector, as well as the Qatar Economic Monitor and the QFC Monitor, both of which are quarterly reports presenting key indicators on Qatar’s economy and QFC regulated firms, respectively. He is a member of the Financial Stability Subcommittee of the Financial Stability and Risk Control Committee of the State of Qatar.

From 2020 to 2023, Mr Al-Kuwari was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Office and to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to work on various projects relating to the economic affairs of the State of Qatar. Prior to joining the QFCRA, Mr Al-Kuwari was an Economic Analyst at the QFC Authority.

Mr Al-Kuwari holds a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Danish Rizwan

Head, Internal Audit

Danish Rizwan is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in audit, assurance, risk management and advisory. Mr Rizwan was appointed Head of Internal Audit at the QFC Regulatory Authority in January 2021.

Mr Rizwan began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later worked for Ernst & Young and financial institutions in the region. Prior to his appointment at the QFC Regulatory Authority in May 2011, he worked for Emirates National Bank of Dubai, UAE, where he led audit reviews for various areas of the bank and its subsidiaries.

During his career, Mr Rizwan has been involved in the implementation of the relevant requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act,

due diligence of financial institutions, assessing the impact of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy on a commercial bank, and the preparation of financial statements following the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards, Central Bank and the Companies Act. He has been instrumental in monitoring the implementation of accounting packages for financial institutions.

Mr Rizwan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is also a Certified Corporate Secretaries and a Certified Oracle Financial Analyst.