H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has succeeded the late Amir H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and sworn in before Parliament on 30 September 2020.

1962 –1978: Governor of Hawalli

1978 – 1988: Minister of Interior and held this post until 26 January

1988 – 1991: Minister of Defense

1991 – 1992: Following the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War, was appointed as the acting minister of labor and social affairs

1994 – 2003: Deputy Chief of the National Guard and the Minister of Interior

2003 – 2006: First Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait and Minister of Interior

2006 – 2020: The Crown Prince of Kuwait

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The Crown Prince is the Heir Apparent to the Amir of the State of Kuwait. According to the Constitution, “The Heir Apparent shall be designated within one year at the latest from the date of the accession of the Amir. His designation shall be affected by an Amiri Order upon the nomination of the Amir and the approval of the National Assembly, which shall be approved by a majority vote of its members in a special sitting”.

Kuwait’s current Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was nominated by H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as crown prince on October 7th, 2020, and the nomination has been approved by Kuwait’s National Assembly on October 8, 2020.

Studied at the Hendon Police College, where he graduated in 1960.

1967-1980: The head of State Security

1980 – 2004 he worked in the Ministry of Interior

2004 – 2020: Deputy Chief of the National Guard with the rank of acting Minister (by protocol designation)