Diversified Clients Portfolio Across Multiple Industries

Located in the heart of Doha, Qatar Trading & Agency Company has been established in 1972. The company has now established itself with a diverse portfolio of projects including high profile and pioneering food & beverage, marketing services, cafes & restaurants, amongst many others.



With our roots going back to 1951, Qatar Trading and Agency Office is a third-generation family-run business group operating across multiple industries.

Since our debut as a local grocery store, we have evolved and expanded our business activities to cope with the growth and development of the market. Today we are a multidisciplinary business group with FMCG, Beauty & Fitness, F&B, Business services, marketing, and events management.

We rely on a deep understanding of the Qatari market and strategic business partnerships to grow and diversify horizontally and vertically.

Our History

Ahmed Reda Abu Yousef

The Founder


A staple among the community

Ahmed Reda Abu Yousef founded a local grocery store in 1951, catering to a growing need for imported foods and household items.

The business flourished and became the distributor of many American, English, French, and Italian brands, making it one of the first trading companies in Qatar.


A strategic leap forward

Responding to the growing business and changes in local and global markets, Ahmed founded “Qatar Trading and Agency Office” to be a trading company independent from the grocery store.

Responding to the growing managerial duties, Ahmed involved his two sons, Reda and Sami Abu Youssef, and handed over the management ultimately and retired.


A new era of growth

When the founder Ahmed Reda passed away in 1989, his legacy was an excellent reputation in the local market and with international partners.

The second generation’s management capitalized on this reputation and market position to grow the business and secure new distribution deals with international companies such as Le Groupe Bel, Panzani S.A.S, Lesieur S.A.S., among many others.


A legacy of the future

In 2019, Ahmed Reda, the grandson of the founder, became the third generation management of the company. With his partnership with Ahmed Al Sowaidi, what started in 1951 as a local grocer grew to become a multidisciplinary business group with companies operating across diversified trading and services sectors.

Ahmed has been involved in the group’s business for the past 15 years as he was leading the expansion into beauty and fitness and business services through local and international partnerships.



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With a combined 163 years of experience, each team member has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of local and international trading.

Ahmed Al Sowaidi

Managing Partner

Ahmed Reda

Managing Partner

Rayyan Gharib

F&B Director

Aziz Fatakdawala

Chief Financial Officer

MaryAnn Santos

Operations Manager

Nisar Cheerangan


Mona Elkhatib

Marketing Manager

Sara Ortashi

Administrative Executive

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West Bay, Doha, Qatar.