Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

23 March 2010

A regional decision-maker in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

Position: Oil Minister, Kuwait

Biography: Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah was appointed oil minister in February 2009.

Born in 1952, Sheikh Ahmad has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the US’ University of Illinois. He started his career as a financial analyst with the Kuwait Financial Centre in 1977, before moving to the Central Bank of Kuwait in 1978. In 1987, he became the chairman and managing director of the local Burgan bank.

Sheikh Ahmad remained at Burgan for a decade, before moving to another local bank, Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait, in 1997. Since 2001, he has been in government, holding various ministerial posts, including of finance, communications, planning, development, health and information.

He is also the chairman of the board of directors at state-owned oil company Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

Contact: +965 2 499 5000

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