H.E. Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Director-General of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
H.E. Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has more than 18 years of experience in Kuwait’s Economic Sector and serves on several boards pertaining to economic based organizations.
In addition to his role on the board of the Kuwait Investment Authority, he is the Director-General of the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA).
He is also a Board Member at The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and the head of multiple committees including the Permanent Committee for Streamlining Business Environment & Enhancing Competitiveness in Kuwait (PCK) established by the Council of Ministers, the trade & investment sub-group of the Kuwait-UK Joint Steering Group, and the economic & commercial coordination working group in the Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue.
Prior to his tenure at KDIPA, Dr. Al-Sabah was the Chief of the Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau (KFIB) at the Kuwait Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI). In addition to various posts at General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers (CoM). He previously sat on multiple boards including the National Offset Company (NOC), as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the Central Bank of Kuwait, as a member of the Board of Directors. He also headed multiple specialized committees, including the Committee for Amending Capital Markets Law, and Economic Inducement Committee established by the Council of Ministers.
H.E. Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah holds a Ph.D. from the University of Portsmouth, a master’s degree from Maastricht Business School (KMBS), and a BSc from Kuwait University (KU).
He was appointed to the Board of Directors at Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) on 5 August 2021 for a four-year term.