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Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in the Middle East. It is situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south.


Our standard dataset contains 580 entities connected with Kuwait. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Kuwait. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 245 entities identified as PEPs connected with Kuwait.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister5--
First Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Awqaf (Endowments) & Islamic Affairs1--
Minister of Commerce & Industry1--
Minister of Defense1121
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Electricity, Water, & Renewable Energy15-
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs131
Minister of Health121
Minister of Information13-
Minister of Interior1111
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of oil13-
Minister of Public Works14-
Minister of Social Affairs, Family, and Childhood Affairs1--
Minister of State for Amiri Diwan Affairs1--
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs110-
Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology Affairs1--
Minister of State for Economic Affairs & Investments1--
Minister of State for Housing Affairs1--
Minister of State for Municipal Affairs1--
Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs1--
Minister of State for Youth Affairs12-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--44
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait-21
Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Kuwait--2
ambassador of Hungary to Kuwait-21
ambassador of North Korea to Kuwait-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Kuwait-5117
Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait-9-
Minister of Finance-7-
Minister of Social Affairs-7-
Prime Minister of Kuwait-61
Minister of Justice (Kuwait)-41
Minister of Education-4-
Minister of Trade and Industry-4-
emir of Kuwait-21
Kuwait Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs-3-
Minister of Higher Education-3-
Minister of State for Nazaha (Integrity) Enhancement-2-
Minister of the Amiri Diwan-11
Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs-1-
Minister of Transportation-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...