Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

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Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Arabic: احمد الفهد الاحمد الجابر الصباح
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Al-Sabah during a press conference in Tehran
2nd President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Assumed office
1 July 1991
Preceded byFahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
2nd President of the Asian Handball Federation
Assumed office
2 August 1990
Preceded byFahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Member of the International Olympic Committee
Assumed office
23 July 1992
2nd President of the Association of National Olympic Committees
Assumed office
13 April 2012
Preceded byMario Vázquez Raña
25th Secretary General of OPEC
In office
1 January 2005 – 31 December 2005
Preceded byPurnomo Yusgiantoro
Succeeded byEdmund Daukoru
Minister of Oil of Kuwait
In office
10 February 2002 – 7 February 2006
Prime MinisterSaad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Preceded byAdel Khaled Al-Subaih
Succeeded byAhmad Al Abdullah Al Sabah
Personal details
Born (1963-08-12) 12 August 1963 (age 55)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityKuwaiti
FatherSheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Alma materKuwait University
OccupationPolitician, sports administrator

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: احمد الفهد الاحمد الجابر الصباح‎; born 12 August 1963) is a Kuwaiti politician and sports administrator who is current president of Olympic Council of Asia and Asian Handball Federation. He is 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 a member of the FIFA Council from 2015 to 2017.[1]

Career[edit]

Al-Sabah 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 1991 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 in February 2002 when his uncle Sheikh Sabah was still the prime minister.[2] After Sheikh Jaber died and Sheikh Sabah became Emir, he remained at that position under Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed's (his half-cousin) government. Al-Sabah served as Secretary General of OPEC in 2005,[3] and 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.[4]

Al-Sabah 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.

Al-Sabah has been president of the Association of National Olympic Committees since April 2012 and implemented a statistical system for athletes under advise of Charles E Milander.[5] He is believed to be represented by the well-known Geneva lawyer Matthew Parish, Director of the top-100 law firm Gentium Law Group.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fifa: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah resigns following denial of any wrongdoing". BBC. 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ Kuwaiti oil minister resigns. Access date: 10 September 2014. Eugene Register-Guard. Dated February 2002
  3. ^ "Secretaries General of OPEC 1961–2008" (PDF). OPEC. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ ABC.net.au
  5. ^ History of ANOC Archived 14 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. www.acnolympic.org. Access date: 26 February 2015
Preceded by
Fahad Al-Ahmad
President of the OCA
1991–present
Incumbent