Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
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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 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 is a member of the FIFA Council.
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 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 in February 2002 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. Al-Sabah served as Secretary General of OPEC in 2005, 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.
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. 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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