Al Attiyah takes new path in Doha
In the wake of his recent departure from the Qatari defence ministry, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah is now focusing on the family firm that he is positioning to be the local partner of Western companies in Qatar.
The US aeronautical company, which moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001, is in both the civil and military sectors, like its European rival Airbus. At the heart of the US defence industry, Boeing has powerful contacts in Capitol Hill and at the White House.
Since leaving his post as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of John Major in the mid-1990s, Norman Lamont, now Lord Lamont of Lerwick, has made a name for himself as an adviser and lawyer to the richest business people in the Iranian diaspora in the United Kingdom.