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
Nabeel Bin Salamah played an integral part in efforts last April to sign a deal to import electricity from Qatar. In his capacity as electricity and water minister, he met his Qatari counterpart for two days in April 2009, according to Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA.
However, it was announced later that year that the deal would not go ahead, although talks over gas imports from Qatar are continuing despite some difficulties.
In part of his negotiations with Qatar, Bin Salamah would have had to communicate with Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Deputy Premier and Energy Minister. Al-Attiyah is a hugely powerful force in world business, given his responsibility for Qatar’s huge oil and gas reserves.