Event Location: 
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
Event Date: 
10-11 December 2019
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Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah

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Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah
Chairman and CEO, The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)
Speaker 2019

Biography

Eng. Salim Al-Ozainah holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, United States. ​​With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector, Eng. Al-Ozainah joined CITRA in as the founding Chairman and CEO with a mandate to establish a leading regulatory body and framework that will enable Kuwait’s ICT sector to excel globally.

Prior to joining CITRA, Eng. Al-Ozainah held several cabinet positions in various national governments, including serving as Minister of Communications in 2012, and various leading boards and committees within the ICT se​ctor. He was a memeber of the preparatory committee of the International Telecommunication Unit’s Delegates Conference, a member of the committee tasked with drafting the bill to establish an independent commission to regulate telecommunications (the organization he now chairs); he was a member of the national committee overseeing telephone companies and emergency services at the Ministry of Communication. His previous posts also include heading Kuwait’s Communications Center at the Ministry of Communication. ​

 

Eng​. Al-Ozainah​ various cabinet positions include:​

  • Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, August 2013.
  • Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of Communications, December 2012.
  • Minister of Information, Minister of Electricity and Water and Acting Minister of Communications, May 2012
  • Minister of Communications and Acting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, February and July 2012.
  • Minister of Electricity and Water and Minister of Communications, December 2011.
  • Minister of Electricity and Water and Acting Minister of Communications, May 2011.