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University Degree in Political Sciences, University of Kuwait; Kuwait Military Academy, Kuwait
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); Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) (2005); Minister of Energy (Oil, Gas, Water Electricity) (2003-2006); Minister of National Security (2006-)
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 National Olympic Committee (1991-2001); President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) (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
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 (Republic of Korea); Honorary Ph.D. in International Relations, Taipei University (Chinese Taipei); Honorary Ph.D. in Sports Sciences by American Academy
Member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (1992-1995), Olympic Movement (as NOCs representative, 1995-2001), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), Olympic Solidarity (2000-2011), International Relations (2002-2014), Olympic Channel (2015-); President of the Olympic Solidarity Commission (2012-); Vice-Chair of the Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-)