POSTED: May 9th 2011

OCA leader Sheikh Al-Sabah reconfirmed on Kuwait Cabinet

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been president of OCA for two decades / OCA image
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been president of OCA for two decades / OCA image

LAURA WALDEN  / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/KUWAIT CITY, May 09: IOC member and Olympic Council of Asia (OSA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was reconfirmed as Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs on the new Kuwaiti Cabinet as announced yesterday. He was also reappointed as State Minister for Housing and Development.

Sheikh Ahmad has been a veteran political figure in the Kuwaiti royal family, playing a significant role in Kuwait’s economic and social development, especially in easing social tension in the recent unrest in the Arab world.

Sheikh Ahmad has served as OCA President since 1991 and has been an IOC member since 1992. He has received many distinguished global awards for his outstanding service in sport, such as the Sports Merit Award by the President of Turkey, the Highest Civilian Award by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Saudi Sports Order by HRH Prince Sultan, General Director of Saudi Youth and Sports.

Kuwait, which sits on 10 per cent of the global oil reserves, pumps about 2.3 million barrels a day. Its income from oil in the 2010/2011 fiscal year which ended March 31 was $70 billion. Kuwait is the fifth largest oil producer in OPEC and has an estimated $300 billion of surplus.

Keywords · OCA · Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah · IOC · Kuwait

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