Ali al-Omair

Ali Al-Omair
Oil Minister
In office
January 2014  November 2015
Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Preceded by Mustafa Jassem Al-Shamali
Succeeded by Anas Khalid Al Saleh
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 5758)
Political party Islamic Salafi Alliance (affiliation)

Ali Al-Omair (born 1958) is a Kuwaiti politician. From January 2014 through November 2015, he served as Oil Minister in the cabinet of Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, succeeding Mustafa Jassem Al-Shamali.[1][2] He was a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, representing the third district. Born in 1958, Al-Omair obtained a PhD in chemistry and worked as a professor before being elected to the National Assembly in 2006. While political parties are technically illegal in Kuwait, Al-Omair affiliates with the Islamic Salafi Alliance party.[3]

Supported Zakat law

In November 2007, the parliament voted 51-2 to approve a law requiring all Kuwaiti public and shareholding companies to pay Zakat every year. Al-Omair was one of the main proponents of the bill.[4]


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