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Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah (cropped).jpg
7th Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
In office
4 December 2011 – 19 November 2019
MonarchSabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
DeputySabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Preceded byNasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Succeeded bySabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait
In office
11 July 2007 – 4 December 2011
Prime MinisterNasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Preceded byMuhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
Succeeded bySabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Minister of Defence
In office
7 February 2006 – 4 December 2011
Prime MinisterNasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Preceded bySalem Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah[citation needed]
Succeeded byAhmad al-Hamoud al-Sabah
Personal details
Born (1942-01-04) 4 January 1942 (age 79)
Kuwait City, Kuwait[citation needed]
Political partyIndependent

Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah (Arabic: جابر مبارك الحمد الصباح‎, born 4 January 1942)[1][2][3] is a Kuwaiti royal and former politician who was the Prime Minister of Kuwait from 2011 to 2019. Previously he served as minister of defense as well as deputy prime minister.

Jaber was first appointed as prime minister on 4 December 2011. A year later, on 5 December 2012, he was reappointed as prime minister following the parliamentary election held on 1 December 2012. He was re-appointed in the same position on 1 November 2017.[4]

Career

Sheikh Jaber began his career an advisor at the administrative affairs department in the Amiri Diwan in 1968 and served there until 1971. Then, he served as director of the administrative affairs department in the Diwan until 1975. He went on to become assistant undersecretary of administrative and financial affairs at the Diwan until 1979.

In that year, he became a governor, serving from 1979 to 1985 at Hawally and from 1985 to 1986 at Ahmedy. He was minister of social and labor affairs from 1986 to 1988 and minister of information from 1988 to 1990.

After the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Sheikh Jaber became advisor to the office of the Emir, a position he held until 2001. On 14 February 2001, he was named deputy prime minister and defense minister.

In 2004, Sheikh Jaber became chairman of the Supreme Council of Environment. In 2006, he was appointed as first deputy prime minister, as well as interior and defense minister. The following year, he was named first deputy prime minister and defense minister. In 2010, Sheikh Jaber became chairman of the Supreme Council for the Disabled.

Sabah was appointed prime minister on 4 December 2011. A year later, on 5 December 2012, he was reappointed as prime minister following the parliamentary election held on 1 December 2012.[5]

In January 2014 it was announced that he had reshuffled his five-month-old cabinet, replacing seven members, including the oil and finance ministers, and raising the number of Islamists to four. The reshuffle came two weeks after all the ministers submitted their resignations to Sabah after several cabinet members, including the prime minister himself, were questioned by MPs. Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah accepted the resignation of seven of the 15 ministers and decreed the appointment of new ministers. The modified cabinet included a new oil minister, Ali Al Omair, a lawmaker who was a senior member of the Islamist Salaf Alliance. He replaced Mustafa Al Shamali.[6]

On April 13 A Kuwaiti court ordered the detention of Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah on corruption charges, local media reported. Jaber Al Sabah is the first former Gulf country’s prime minister to face pre-trial detention over graft charges. [1]

Activities

He is a patron of the Sheikh Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah Journalism award, created in 2008 to honor excellence in Kuwaiti journalism.[7]

Personal life

Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah has been married to several women.[8] One of his sons, Ahmed, married the daughter of Ibrahim bin Muhammed Al Ghanim, a member of the Kuwaiti Al Ghanim family.[8]

Honours

On 20 November 2007, King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa awarded Sheikh Jaber the "Medal of King Issa, First Class," following his visit to Bahrain where he took part in the Middle East Forum on Internal and World Security.[9]

On 5 November 2009, he became the first Arab to be awarded Japan's highest honor conferred on foreigners, Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Index J". Rulers. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ "السيرة الذاتية لسمو رئيس الوزراء الشيخ جابر المبارك". seifnews.com (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Profiles of new Kuwaiti cabinet members". Kuwait News Agency. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Council of Ministers". Kuwait Government Online. Retrieved 18 October 2020.[failed verification]
  5. ^ "Kuwait's ruler reappoints PM, calls for new cabinet". Reuters. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. ^ Kuwait prime minister reshuffles cabinet Gulf News. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  7. ^ Kuwait's Sheikh Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Journalism Awards Now Open Press Release, Al Madar. 5 July 2010
  8. ^ a b Scott J. Weiner (22 July 2016). "Kinship Politics in the Gulf Arab States" (Issue paper). Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  9. ^ Kuna
  10. ^ Kuwait minister becomes first Arab to get top Japanese decoration for foreigners Habib Toumi. Gulf News. 5 November 2009

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mahbob Al-Sabah
Minister of Defense
2006–2011
Succeeded by
Ahmad al-Hamoud al-Sabah
Preceded by
Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Preceded by
Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Prime Minister of Kuwait
2011–2019
Succeeded by
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah

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