In this article, we are going to see about a most successful personality in his career and is none other than Nasser Al Khelaifi. If you are a sports enthusiastic, then you would have definitely heard about this personality, as he is the one, who has stepped his feet in both tennis and football sport… This man was born in Sur, Sultanate of Oman in 2 November 1973 and as a son of a pearl fisherman. Later he went to Qatar University and got graduated from there.
With his hard work, he started his career as a tennis player and as a tennis professional, he was declared as the most successful member of the Qatar Davis Cup team after Sultan Khalfan. He played numerous tennis matches in both his country and outside his place as well and also has won the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Team tournament. From the year 2008, Nasser has been working as president of the Qatar Tennis Federation. After that, he was also elected as vice-president of the Asian Tennis Federation for West Asia in 2011.
He has also received a few awards like French ‘Sport Business’ award, in 2012. After his tennis career came to an end, he has joined in Al Jazeera Media Network in the year 2003 whose headquarters is in Doha, Qatar and it was there that his administrative career began. In 2004, this channel was renamed beIN sports which has 22 channels and that time Nasser was chosen to be its chairman and he became CEO of the media company. Later this media group had become one of the most promising media companies that time.
To know more about him, then do not forget to watch this excellent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl78aDZDHMI of this great man. In the year 2011, when Paris Saint German (PSG) was acknowledged by Qatar Sports Investment (QSI), its chairman Al Khelaifi was also become the CEO of the Parisian club. Under his guidance, QSI dedicated some funds to sports investments in both notational as well as international level. Under his leadership, Leonardo, a former Italian professional footballer was nominated as the director of the club.
In 2016, he was addresses as the ‘most powerful man in French football’ by a French daily sport newspaper called L’Équipe. In 2019, he was also elected by the European Club Association as delegate. Within this short time, he has achieved a lot, so take him as a role model and make your own success story.