The Circle



Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle, is an association under French law (loi 1901) created in 2015 on the initiative of the Qatari business community in France. At the crossroads of a think tank and a business association, this “do-tank” aims at reinforcing dialogue and synergies between French and Qatari business communities.

Qadran’s roadmap can be defined as per three main missions:


  • Fostering a greater knowledge and understanding of France and Qatar’s economic and business interests and of the bilateral strategic partnership, through the regular organization of content-rich events (webinars, roundtables, annual study, op-eds…)
  • Encouraging business synergies and the development of bilateral trade and investments between the two economic ecosystems through business delegations to Qatar or France and through high-level encounters between Qadran members and proeminent French and Qatari business and institutional personalities.
  • Bringing visibility to the actions of our members and the innovative projects they develop in Qatar or in France through proactive public relations initiatives and events.



I am extremely honored by this appointment and would like to express my gratitude to the Founding Members for their trust. I will actively pursue the ambitious roadmap laid out by my predecessors, whose dedication and vision have significantly contributed to the association’s trajectory in recent years. 2024 marks a pivotal year for Qadran as the association approaches its 10th anniversary. I am committed to bringing a fresh impetus, with the strong support of our Founding Members, to keep fostering dialogue and partnerships between the French and Qatari business communities. The potential is subtancial, and Qadran’s mission is to amplify it.

One of our priorities is the continued diversification of the bilateral relationship, especially in sectors with ESG impact, including renewable energies, agri-food, biotech, tourism, art and culture, all of them being at the heart of Qatar’s development ambitions.

Natalie Demol, President of Qadran and Legal Director Katara Hospitality Europe & AmericasPHOTO-2023-11-09-10-51-12