21 Notable alumni of
Kuwait University

Kuwait University is 802nd in the world, 167th in Asia, and 1st in Kuwait by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 21 notable alumni from Kuwait University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. Huda Hussein

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    Huda Hussein
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Huda Hussein, also known as Al-Malika, is a Kuwaiti-born actress and producer.

  2. Halema Boland

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    Halema Boland
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Kuwait University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in media studies
    Occupations
    television presenterradio personalitytelevision actor
    Biography

    Halema or Halimeh Boland is a Kuwaiti television presenter in the Arab World and former fashion model She was awarded "Miss Arab Journalist" in 2007.

  3. Khaled Mashal

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    Khaled Mashal
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Khaled Mashal is a former leader of the Palestinian organization Hamas.

  4. Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

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    Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is a Kuwaiti royal and former politician who was the Prime Minister of Kuwait from 2011 to 2019. Previously he served as minister of defense as well as deputy prime minister. In April 2021 a Kuwaiti court ordered his detention on corruption charges.

  5. Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

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    Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politiciansports official
    Biography

    Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is a Kuwaiti politician and sports administrator who is the current president of Olympic Council of Asia and Asian Handball Federation. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee. He has worked in the fields of oil, engineering, water and electricity, and communication and construction. He was a member of the FIFA Council from 2015 to 2017.

  6. Safa Al Hashem

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    Safa Al Hashem
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Safa Al Hashem is a politician who was an elected Member of Parliament to the Kuwait Parliament. In Kuwait history, she was the only female member to be elected to the Kuwait parliament consecutively more than two times. In 2020, she lost her seat after getting only 430 votes in 2020 compared to 3,273 in 2016.

  7. Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah

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    Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah is a Kuwaiti diplomat and politician, who served in different governmental posts from 2006 until his appointment as the prime minister in 2019. In December 2020, he was reappointed as prime minister. He is a senior member of the ruling family of Kuwait, the Al Sabah family.

  8. Musallam Al-Barrak

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    Musallam Al-Barrak
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Musallam Al-Barrak is a Kuwaiti politician. He was a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, representing the fourth district.

  9. Khaled El Sheikh

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    Khaled El Sheikh
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Khaled El Sheikh is a Bahraini singer. Married with 5 daughters (Dareen, Noor, Marwa, Samawa, and Wanas). Honored in 12th Bahrain International Musical Festival on 14 October 2003. Honored by Culture & Arts Directorate, Ministry of Information for best music and sound effects for Akhbar AlMajnoon play on 6 July 2005.

  10. Worawi Makudi

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    Worawi Makudi
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    association football refereepolitician
    Biography

    Worawi Makudi, also referred in the media as Bung Yee (Thai: บังยี, RTGS: Bang Yi) is a Thai former football official. He was a member of the FIFA Council from 1997 to 2015. He served as the Football Association of Thailand's General Secretary from 1996 to 2007, before being elected president in 2007. In October 2015 Makudi was suspended by FIFA Ethics Committee from all football activities for 90 days. In February 2016 he was banned by FIFA Disciplinary Committee for three months after it was found that he had breached the previous ban. In October 2016 Makudi was banned by FIFA Ethics Committee for five years and fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for forgery and falsification.

  11. Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa

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    Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa is a pioneering lawyer and diplomat from Bahrain. As ambassador to France 1999-2004 she became Bahrain's first ever female ambassador. She is one of the first women to practice law in Bahrain, and the third ever woman to preside at the UN General Assembly.

  12. Saleh Al-Mulla

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    Saleh Al-Mulla
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Saleh Mohammad Al-Mulla was elected two times to the National Assembly of Kuwait in 2008 and 2009 after snap elections, representing the third district, and generally affiliates with the liberal deputies. Born in 1971, Al-Mulla studied Business at Kuwait University and received a M.A in Political Science from Harvard University and he was previously a diplomat representing Kuwait in the ministry of foreign affairs. He has two sons, Mohammad Saleh AlMulla and Khaled Saleh AlMulla. Saleh AlMulla was the youngest head of parliament of Kuwait at the time of his appointment. In 2015, he was arrested and accused of insulting the Emir of Kuwait and President of Egypt on his Twitter account.

  13. Ibtihal Al-Khatib

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    Ibtihal Al-Khatib
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Kuwait University
    In 1996 graduated with bachelor's degree in English literature
    Occupations
    academichuman rights activistjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Ibtihal Al-Khatib is a Kuwaiti academic, journalist, and prominent advocate of secular liberal values in Arab society. She is a professor at the Kuwait University in the department of English Language and Literature. She has been the subject of controversy because of her outspoken defense of secularism, separation of church and state, and civil rights, including gay rights.

  14. Hessa Al Jaber

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    Hessa Al Jaber
    Born in
    Qatar Flag Qatar
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Hessa bint Sultan Al Jaber is a Qatari engineer, academic and politician. She was the first-ever Minister of Information and Communications Technology in Qatar following the formation of a new cabinet by the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in 2013 and was the third Qatari woman to assume a ministerial position in the state. In 2017 she was one of four women appointed to the Consultative Assembly, becoming one of the country's first female parliamentarians.

  15. Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah

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    Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah is the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs in Kuwait.

  16. Raja Al Gurg

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    Raja Al Gurg
    Biography

    Raja Al Gurg is a businesswoman who lives in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.She is the Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group and a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Raja Easa Al Gurg has been ranked 28th in the Arab Power 2018 listing of the 100 Most Powerful Arabs, compiled by Gulf Business magazine rising from the previous ranking in 2017. She was the most powerful Emirati Businesswoman in Forbes Middle East's 2017 ranking and the third most influential businesswoman in the Arab world in Forbes Middle East's 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen for 2017, ranking. As of 2020 she is listed 89th among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.

  17. Abdulwahab Hussain

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    Abdulwahab Hussain
    Born in
    Bahrain Flag Bahrain
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdulwahab Hussain Ali Ahmed Esmael is a Bahraini political activist, writer, religious figure and philosopher. He was one of the most prominent opposition leaders in the 1990s uprising when he was arrested twice for a total length of five years in which he was allegedly subjected to solitary confinement and torture. After his release in 2001, he supported government reform plans.

  18. Huzama Habayeb

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    Huzama Habayeb
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Huzama Habayeb is a Palestinian novelist, storyteller, columnist, translator, and poet who has won multiple awards such as Mahmoud Seif Eddin ِAl-Erani Award for Short Stories, Jerusalem Festival of Youth Innovation in Short Stories, and Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. Upon graduating from Kuwait University in 1987 with a BA. degree in English language and Literature, she pursued careers in journalism, teaching, and translation before she eventually started to write professionally as a published author. She is a member of both the Jordanian Writers Association and the Arab Writers Federation.

  19. Najma Idrees

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    Najma Idrees
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    columnistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Najma Abdullah Idrees is a Kuwaiti poet] columnist and scholar.

  20. Moudi A. Al-Humoud

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    Moudi A. Al-Humoud
    Biography

    Dr. Moudi A. Al-Humoud, is currently a professor of management at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. She served as president of Arab Open University, a pan Arab university operating in Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan and Palestine.

  21. Hussain Al Mutawaa

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    Hussain Al Mutawaa
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    writershort story writer
    Biography

    Hussain Al Mutawaa is a Kuwaiti writer, poet, literary critic and a photographer who was born in 1989. He published two novels and two short stories. In 2019, his short story "I Dream of Being a Cement Mixer" won Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Child Literature and which was translated into English, French, Ukrainian and Italian. Before turning to stories and novels, Al Mutawaa started his literary career in literature as a poet in 2009.