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Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH

Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH
Entry in the IOC 1992
Country KUW (Kuwait)
Born 12 August 1963, KUWAIT
Education
University Degree in Political Sciences, University of Kuwait; Kuwait Military Academy, Kuwait

Career
Officer in the Kuwaiti Army (1985-1990); Chairman of Public Authority for Youth & Sports, with a rank of a Cabinet Minister (2000-2001); Minister of Information (Media and Culture) (2001-2003); OPEC Chairman (2003-2005); Minister of Energy (Oil, Gas, Water & Electricity) (2003-2006); Minister of National Security (2006-)

Sports practised
Equestrian, shooting

Sports administration
Founder President of the Pan-Arab Rowing Federation, Pan-Arab Yachting Federation and Pan-Arab Shooting Federation; President of the Kuwait Football Association (1990-); President of the Kuwait Olympic Committee (1991-2001); President of the Olympic Council of Asia (1991-); Chairman of the Afro-Asian Games Council (1998-2003); Senior Vice President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (1999-); Vice-President of the International Handball Federation; President of the Asian Handball Federation; Honorary President of several Kuwait, Arab and Asian Clubs

Awards and distinctions
Special Forces, Bravery Award by US Army; Honorary Citizenship of Hiroshima City by Mayor of Hiroshima; Sports Merit Award by President of Turkey; Highest Civilian Award by President of Republic of Kazakhstan; Saudi Sports Order by HRH Prince Sultan; General Director of Saudi Youth and Sports; Honorary Ph.D. in Political Science from Dong-A University, Busan, Korea; Honorary Ph.D. in International Relations, Taipei University, Chinese Taipei; Honorary Ph.D. in Sports Sciences by American Academy

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (1992-1995), Olympic Movement (as NOCs representative, 1995-2001), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), Olympic Solidarity (2000-), International Relations (2002-)