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KUWAIT CITY, April 10: The Amiri Decree, issued on Sunday, defines the setup of Kuwait’s new Cabinet. Following are synopses of the biographies of the lineup; His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Born in Kuwait in 1956, he is the son of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. He got a BA in commerce from Kuwait University, joined the military and promoted to the rank of General. He served as Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Nationality and Passports Affairs and Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Education and Training Affairs. After retirement from the Ministry of Interior, His Highness Sheikh Ahmad was named as Governor of Hawalli. In November 2020, an Amiri Decree appointed him as Vice President of the National Guard with the rank of a minister. In March 2022, an Amiri Decree appointed him as First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. On July 24, 2022, an Amiri Decree designated him as Prime Minister for the first time. On August 1, 2022, an Amiri Decree bestowed on him the title of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
On October 16, 2022, he was reappointed as Prime Minister under an Amiri decree. Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense. He got a BBA (bachelor of business administration) from a British college and was named as Minister of Defense in March 2022 under an Amiri Decree. On July 24, 2022, Sheikh Talal doubled as acting Minister of Interior. In March 2019, he served as Governor of Hawalli. Since 1983, Sheikh Talal had served in the oil sector at Kuwait Oil Co. and then at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) before being appointed as executive assistant to the managing director in 2001-2004. He served as KPC board member between 2002 and 2007, KPC Chairman and Managing Director between 2007 and 2013, and CEO and Board Chairman of Kuwait Oil Tankers Co. until 2019.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Khaled Mohammad Al- Fadhel. Born in 1973, he got a PhD in mathematical modeling of micro-chemical systems – chemical engineering, from the US Lehigh University in 2005. He served as Minister of Oil in 2017 before being designated as Minister of Electricity and Water between 2018 and 2020. He served as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Director of the guidance office of the ministry of engineering and petroleum between 2008 and 2011. In March 2021, he served as Director General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Bader Hamed Al-Mullah. He got a PhD in civil law, MA in private law, a bachelor of law and a bachelor in police science. On October 16, 2022, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil. Dr. Al-Mullah was elected to the National Assembly’s 15th and16th legislative terms, and chaired the parliamentary committee on budgets and final accounts. He worked as layer at the Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation, a judge at the commercial arbitration center, assistant professor of civil law at Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, teacher of private law at Kuwait University, and member of the technical office of general dept. of investigations of the Ministry of Interior with the rank of chief investigator.
Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communications Affairs Fahad Ali Al-Shu’la. Born in 1965, he got a BA in geography and a diploma in geodesy from the College of Technological Studies, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He was appointed as Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs in 2018. He served as undersecretary at the Municipal Council’s secretariat in 2011.
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Beddah Al-Mutairi. He got a BA in psychology from Kuwait University and served as Minister of Information in the cabinets of December 2020 and March 2021. In 2016, Al-Mutairi as appointed as Director General of the Public Authority for Youth, after serving as assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs between 2014 and 2015. He also served as director of the technical office of the Minister of Information in 2012 and attache at Kuwait information office in Rabat between 2004 and 2007.
Minister of Health Dr. Ahmad Abdelwahab Ahmad Al-Awadi. He holds a PhD in Pediatrics (Kuwait Board) from the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization, a PhD in medicine (MD) from the Arabian Gulf University in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and a BA in basic sciences from the same university. He served as Minister of Health in the cabinet formed on October 16, 2022. He worked previously as a pediatric consultant and director of Wara Hospital, head of the Kuwait Cancer Control Center in Al-Sabah Specialized Medical District. He also worked as director of the Palliative Care Center in the same area and Mubarak Al- Kabeer Hospital. He served as acting director of Jahra Health District and director of Jahra Hospital.
Minister of Public Works Dr. Amani Suleiman Abdel-Wahab Bouqmaz. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kuwait University, a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara – Turkey, and a PhD in civil engineering from Columbus Ohio University – USA. On October 16, 2022, she was designated as Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy. She served previously as an assistant professor at Kuwait University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. She further served as a civil engineer, a liaison engineer to respond to the notes of the State Audit Bureau of the Implementation Department, and a planning and project engineer.
Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Hamad Abdulwahab Hamad Al-Adwani. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Kuwait University and a PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas. On October 16, 2022 he was named as Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He served previously as director general of the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ), an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, acting Dean of Admission and Registration, Assistant Dean for Admission and Registration, Director of the Master’s Program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kuwait University and the Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Washington.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the American University of Beirut. On October 16, 2022, he was named as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He served previously as Kuwait Ambassador to the United States of America until 2022. He was a member of the Kuwaiti permanent delegation to the United Nations, as Minister Plenipotentiary. He served as Kuwait’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1998 to 2001, and in the Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and a diplomatic attache at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Social Affairs and Community Development and Minister of State for Women and Childhood Affairs Mai Jassim Muhammad Al-Baghli. She held the same portfolio in the government formed on October 16, 2022. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kuwait University.
Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr. Amer Mohammad Ali Mohammad. He holds a BA in commerce from Kuwait University in 1997, a MA in accounting and auditing, and PhD in accounting philosophy from Ein Shams University, Egypt. He was teacher of accounting at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) and Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies.
Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Mutlaq Naif Al-Otaibi. He got a Bachelor of Engineering certificate from Kuwait University in 199. He was named as Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy in November 2022.
Minister of Commerce and Industry Mohammad Othman Al-Eyban. Holding a Bachelor of Administrative Science, he served as deputy CEO of Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) in 2014.
Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs Manaf Abdulaziz Al-Hajeri. He got a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Kuwait University in 1986 and a MA in 1990. He served as board member of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) and the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance of Education.
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