Chairman and CEO
CITRA

Eng. Salim Al-Ozainah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, United States. ​​ 

With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector, Eng. Al-Ozainah joined CITRA in as the founding Chairman and CEO with a mandate to establish a leading regulatory body and framework that will enable Kuwait’s ICT sector to excel globally. 

Prior to joining CITRA, Eng. Al-Ozainah has held several cabinet positions in various national governments, including serving as Minister of Communications in 2012, and various leading boards and committees within the ICT sector. He was a memeber of the preparatory committee of the International Telecommunication Unit’s Delegates Conference, a member of the committee tasked with drafting the bill to establish an independent commission to regulate telecommunications (the organization he now chairs); he was a member of the national committee overseeing telephone companies and emergency services at the Ministry of Communication. His previous posts also include heading Kuwait’s Communications Center at the Ministry of Communication. ​

Eng​. Al-Othaina various cabinet positions include :​

  • Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, August 2013.
  • Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of Communications, December 2012.
  • Minister of Communications and Acting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, February and July 2012.
  • Minister of Electricity and Water and Minister of Communications, December 2011.
  • Minister of Information, Minister of Electricity and Water and Acting Minister of Communications, May 2011.​