The Euromoney Kuwait Conference

H.E. Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al-Sabah

Director General

Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)


H.E. Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al-Sabah was named director general of the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) in July 2013, his latest post in a public-sector career spent in senior economics, finance and trade-related positions. Dr Al-Sabah worked for the Council of Ministers in various capacities until 2008, when he was named chief of the Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau (KFIB), a division within the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that preceded KDIPA. In addition to leading KFIB and then KDIPA, Dr Al-Sabah serves as deputy chairman of the National Offset Company. He was a member of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Kuwait in 2012-2013 and chaired an inter-ministry steering group for tackling insolvency and the creditor/debtor regime. He currently chairs the newly formulated Permanent Committee on Streamlining the Business Environment in Kuwait. Dr Al-Sabah holds a doctorate degree in human resources and marketing management from the University of Portsmouth (UK), focusing on resource cost reduction through innovation in Kuwait. Earlier he received an MBA from Netherlands’ Maastricht School of Management (Kuwait campus), and a bachelor’s in Political Sciences and Public Administration from Kuwait University.


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Tue 15 Sep 2015

JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City