The mid-1990s signified a new era of profound changes for the State of Qatar with the ascension of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir. A major impetus for a spectacular transformation was the shift of Qatar’s reliance on oil exports, as it sealed a reputation as a key global exporter in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas-to-liquid (GTL) industry.
This noteworthy transition compelled the Darwish group to create changes in tandem with Qatar’s evolution and rise in prominence. The country’s new future in natural gas was embraced in the similar manner the group’s predecessors welcomed the production and export of oil 50 years ago, alongside a commitment of providing for the needs of the community and future generations.
Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Hamad’s vision for Qatar, the Darwish group restructured its businesses, streamlining assets and integrating organizational processes. In 1997, the different companies operating under the Darwish banner were consolidated to establish Bader Abdullah Al-Darwish & Partners, or BD&P. Though this marked a new beginning, BD&P was still faithful to its heritage and core beliefs that were critical in helping it achieve exceptional advances.