Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
|Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
(Arabic) أحمد فهد الأحمد الصباح
|President of OCA|
1 July 1991
|Preceded by||Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah|
12 August 1963 |
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah (أحمد الفهد الأحمد الصباح) (born 12 August 1963) is a Kuwaiti politician and current president of Olympic Council of Asia and also a member of the International Olympic Committee. Al-Sabah was educated at Kuwait University and the Kuwait Military Academy, and attained the rank of major in the Kuwaiti Army. He has worked in the fields of oil, engineering, water and electricity, and communication and construction.
He was appointed Kuwait's minister of information in 2000, and acting minister of oil in 2001. He was the president of the Kuwait Olympic Committee from 1990 to 2001; in 1992, he was elected as a member of the IOC. He also serves as the president of the Olympic Council of Asia.
He was appointed minister of oil when his uncle Sheikh Sabah was still the prime minister. After Sheikh Jaber died, and Sheikh Sabah became Emir he remained at that position under Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed's (his half-cousin) Government. Sheikh Ahmed was appointed the director of the National Security Agency in July 2006. He also served as coach of the Kuwait national football team, however with little to no success. After a failed Asian Cup qualifying campaign in 2006 he launched a tirade against group-winners, Australia, claiming that the AFC should revoke their admission to the Asian continental competition.
Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad is well reputed for his interest in sports, just like his father. He has undertaken numerous significant sporting positions globally and has been the President of the Olympic Council of Asia since 1991 a member of the IOC since 1992, was the President of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Afro Asian Games Council, Vice President of the International Handball Federation, President of Asian Handball Federation, Senior Vice President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, Honorary President of several Kuwaiti, Arab and Asian clubs and is also a valued member of International Relations and Olympic Solidarity Commission of the IOC. While actively pursuing these roles he has also successfully headed the Kuwaiti Contingents, who have participated in various games globally since 1990.