Nabeel Bin Salamah
Zain’s new CEO certainly has a full in-tray, given Bharti Airtel’s $9bn offer for the telco’s African assets. At times like this, it pays to be well-connected.
February 20, 2010 11:06 by kippreport
In March last year, Nabeel Bin Salamah – in his official capacity as member of the Kuwaiti cabinet – met with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, of the UK at Bayan Palace, the main palace of Kuwait’s Emir.
Prince Andrew, second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II, is currently fourth in line to the throne. While his career has largely focused on the military, the Duke of York also works with UK Trade & Investment, part of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, as the United Kingdom’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
Prince Andrew has visited Kuwait several times, and on his 2009 trip also met with executives such as Bader Mohammad Al-Saad (Kuwait Investment Authority) and Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al-Sabah, Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait.