New Cabinet Members’ CVs [Archives:2001/15/Law & Diplomacy]

April 9 2001

Dr. Abdulqader Abdulrahman Ba-Jammal – Prime Minister
– Born in Hadhramaut on February 18, 1946.
– B.A. in Commerce, Cairo
– 1978-1980, lecturer in the College of Economics, Aden University.
– 1978- Vice Minister of Industry
– 1979- Vice Minister of Planing
– 1985 Minister of Energy and Mineral Wealth
– 1990 member of the parliament & member of the Permanent Committee of GPC
– 1992, Chairman of the Free Zone Authority
– May 1994 Vice Prime Minister
– October 1994 Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Planning and development
-1998, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Bitani Minister of Technical Education & Vocational Training
-Born in Abyan in 1946
-Joined the police in 1967
-Until 1982 he had been a commander of rural governorates, Vice Minister, Ambassador and then Vice Minister.
-1982-1986 Minister of Interior
-1993 Minister of Social Affairs
-1997 Minister of Social Affairs
Abdullah Ahmed Ghanem Minister of Legal Affairs
-Born in Aden on August 20 1947
-University of Law, Cairo
-Deputy Minister of Justice in the former South of Yemen
-1973- 1978 Minster of Justice
-Presidium member of the People’s Council
-Secretary of the Presidential Council of the People’s Council
-Representative of the Former President of South Yemen for Unity Affairs
-1982-1985 State Minister of the Cabinet Affairs
-1993 Minister of Justice
-1994 Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs
Abdulwahhab Rawih
Minister of Social Securities and Civil Service
-Born in Taiz in 1952
-B. A Sana’a University
-M.A in Linguistics, Egypt
-Ph.D Egypt
-Demonstrator at the Department of Arabic, Sana’a University
-1993 Dean of the Languages Center
– 1994- Minster of Youth and Sports
– 1998 Minister of Youth and Sports
Abdullah Hussein Al-Dafi’
Minister of Public Works and Urban Development
-Born in 1959
-B.A. in civil Engineering, USA
-1984-1986 Supervisor of Road constructions
-1986- 1987 Head of the Asphalting Office, Ministry of Municipality
-1987-1994 General Manager of Projects at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban development.
-1994-1995 General Manager of designs at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban Development
Abdullah Ali Alewa
Minister of Defense
– Born in Shabwah in 1947
– Masters in Military Sciences
– Commander of the Air force in the former South of Yemen
– Chief of Staff
– Governor of Al-Gawf
– 1994 Chief of Staff
– Minister of Defense
Saeed Yafaee
Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs
-Born in Yafe, Lahj on November 4 1944
-B.A. Navigation, Britain, 1965
-M.A. Britain, 1967
-Ph.D. Britain, 1971
-1971- 1974 Sea guide at the Aden Sea Port
-1974- 1990 responsible for the maritime affairs during the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY)
-1990 Chairman of the General Authority of Maritime Affairs
Abdulkarim Al-Arhabi
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
Last position held: General manger of the Social Fund for Development
Ali Hassan Al-Ahmadi
Minister of Fisheries
– Born in Shabwah in 1956
– Ph.D. in Economics
– Legal Advisor to the Yemen Embassy in Bulgaria
– 1991- Governor of Al-Beidhaa
– 1994 Governor of Hajjah

Alawi Saleh al-Salami
Minister of Finance
Deputy Prime Minister and
– Born in Radaa on December 21 1945
– B.A in Economics and Political Science, Baghdad
– 1970 General Manager of Financial and Administrative Affairs in the Ministry of Education.
– 1973 General Manager of the Budget General Office.
1975- Deputy at the Budget Division
1986- Deputy at the Budget Division with a vice minister degree
– 1986-1994 Minister of Finance
– 1994-1997 Governor of the Yemen Central Bank
Sadiq Amin Abu Ras
Minister of Local Administration
– Born in Sana’a in 1950.
– B.A. in Military Science, Sana’a
– He has been an Assistant Secretary General of the Public Cooperative Authorities, Secretary General of Local Councils for Cooperative Development, State Minister and Secretary General of Local Councils, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reform
Abdu Ali Al-Qubati
Minister of Immigrants Affairs
– Born in Taiz in 1951
– University graduate and High Diplomas
– Author, Principal of a Teachers’ Institute, Vice General Manger of the Education Office, Assistant Deputy for the Training Sector in the Ministry of Education
1994-1997 Minister of Education
– Consultant to the Prime Minster
– Member of the Consultative council
– Minister of Immigrants
Ahmed Salem Al-Jabali 
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation
– Born in Hodeidah in 1944
– M.A. in Economics, Czechoslovakia
– Representative of the Ministry of Economy at the Tobacco and Matches Company
– Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bajel cement plant.
– Chairman of the Yemeni Company for Land Transportation
– General Manager of the national Company for Industrial Resources at the Ministry of Planning
– Vice Chairman of the Oil Company
– 1994 Minister of Agriculture
Dr. Yahya Mohammed Al-Shuaibi
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
– Born in Al-Dhala, Lahj on April 27 1952
– B.A in Chemistry, Libya
– Masters in Physical Chemistry, USA
– Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry, USA
– Lecturer at the College of Sciences, Sana’a University
– Deputy of Students Affairs at the Sana’a University
– Assistant for Vice Rector of Sana’a university for the Administrative and Financial Affairs
– Assistant Vice Rector of Sana’a University for the Students Affairs
– Minister of Information
Abdulmalik Al-Mu’alimi
Minister of Communications
– Born in Dhamar in 1954
– B.A. in Engineering, China
– Higher studies in Administration
– Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works
– Teacher and Principal until 1987
– 1987-1990 General Manager of the Technical Training at the Ministry of Education
– 1990-1992 Deputy Minister of Labor
– 1997- Vice Minister of Education
Rashad Al-Alimi
Minister of Interior
– Born in Taiz in 1954
– Military Academy, Kuwait 1975
– M.A. Egypt 1984
– Ph.D. Egypt 1988
– 1978- 1981, Criminal Investigation Administration, Sana’a
– 1989 Lecturer at the Sana’a University
– 1989 General Manager of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Interior
– 1994 Chairmen of the Immigration, Passport and naturalization Authority
– 1996 Director of Taiz Security Office
Abdulmalik Abdulrahman Al-Iryani
Minister of Tourism and Environment
– Born in Ibb in 1957
– B.A. in Economics, USA
– Director of the Small Enterprises Development Unit
– General Manager of the Technical Cooperation at the Ministry of Planning
– Director of the Training Office at the Ministry of Planning
– Chairman of the UN office at the former Central Planning Organization
– Chairman of the Supreme Council for Marital and Children’s Affairs
Abu Bakr Abdullah Al-Qirbi 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
– Born in Al-Beidhaa
– B.A. in Medicine, Britain
– 1979-1983 Dean of the College of Sciences
– 1982-1987 Dean of the College of Medicine
– 1982- 1993 Vice Rector of Sana’a University
– 1993-1994 Minister of Education

Abdul Rahman Mohammed Ali Othman
Minister of Trade & Industry
– Born in 1948
– 1970 Accountant at the Yemen Bank
– 1974 Governor of Taiz
– 1976 Head of the Board of Directors at the Yemeni Company for Printing and Publications
– 1997 Head of the for Central Organization for Control and Audit (COCA)
– 1997 Member of the People’s Council
– 1980 Member of the Olympic Committee
– 1985 Governor of Hodeidah
– 1995 Governor of Taiz
– 1996 Minister of Supply and Trade
Abdurahman Al-Akwa’
Minister of Youths and Sports
– Born in Al-Sawdah
– B.A. in economics, Sana’a University
– Secretary of the President
– Deputy Minister of Information and Culture
– Deputy Minister of Youths and Sports
– Vice Minister of Information
– 1993 member of the Parliament and Minster of Information
– 1997- Minster of Information
Ahmed Mohammed Sofan
Minister of Planning & Development
– Born in Hajjah in 1958
– Diploma in Economics and Political Sciences, Britain
– B.A in Law Sana’a University
– 1988 Member of the Shura Council
– 1993 Member of the Parliament
– 1996 Minister of Industry
– 1997 Member of the Parliament
Fadhl Abu Ghanem
Minister of Education
– Born in Sana’a in 1949
– B.A. in Psychology, Libya
– M.A. Cairo
– Ph.D. Cairo
– Dean of the Students Affairs at the Sana’a University
– Vice Rector for Students Affairs
Alawi Hassan al-Attas
State Minister for the Parliament and Shoura affairs
– Born in Hodeidah in 1949
– college of Commerce, Cairo
– Member of the Parliament
– Member of the Supreme Election Committee
– Chairman of the Supreme Election Committee

Abdulwahhab Al-Rawhani
Minister of Culture
– Born in Al-Mahweet in 1956
– M.A. in Journalism, Belarus
– 1976 Editor at the Saba News Agency
– Head of the Political Department at the Saba News Agency
– Editing Secretary of Al-Wahdah Newspaper
– Editor in Chief of 22 May newspaper
– 1993 Member of the Parliament
– 1997 Member of the Parliament
Rasheed Ba Raba’a
Minister of Oil and Minerals Resources
– Born in Hadhramaut in 1952
– Masters in Oil and Chemistry, USSR
– Ph. D. Moscow, 1987
– Lecturer at the Oil and Geology Institute
– 1996 Deputy Minster of Oil and Mineral Wealth
Kassim Al-A’gem
Minister of Endowments & Guidance
– Born in Sadah in 1958
– B.A. in Commerce and Economics
– Secretary of the Local Councils in Sadah for three times
– member of the General Authority to Develop the Northern districts
– member of the General Cooperative Agricultural Union
– General Manger of Culture and Information at the general union of Cooperative societies
– Deputy Minister of Endowments
Hussein Dhaifallah Al-Awadhi
Minister of Information
– B.A. Economical and Political Sciences, Sana’a University
– Diploma in International Politics, Sana’a University
– M.A. in Journalism, USA
– Editor of the Davis University Newspaper
– Member of the International Center of Journalists, Washington
– 1994-1999 Secretary General of the Yemeni Olympic Committee
– 1986-1996 Chairmen of the Yemeni Union of Sports Media
– Officer of Information and at the UN Society
– Vice Chairman of the Journalists Syndicate in Sana’a
– Chief Editor of the Saba News Agency
– Member of the General Secretariat of the Arab News Agencies Union
– Member of the Consultative Authority at the Committee for Human Rights
– Professor of Arab Media and specialized journalism at the Sana’a university
Ahmed Aqabat
Minister of Justice
– Born in 1958
– Graduate of the Supreme Institute for Judiciary
– Chairman of West Sana’a Court
– Chairman of Ibb Court of Appeal
– Chairman of Taiz Court of Appeal

Abdulnasser Al-Munaibari
Minister of Public Health and Population
– Born in Seyoun in 1956
– M.A. in Cardiac Diseases
– Ph.D. in Internal Medicine and Cardiac Diseases
– Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, Sana’a University
– General Manager of Al-Thawrah Hospital
Yahya Al-Abyadh
Minister of Electricity and Water
– Born in Sana’a
– B.A. in Electrical Engineering, Germany
– Training courses in America, France, Italy and Jordan
– Chief Engineer at the Dhahban Power Station, Katheeb Power Station and then its General Manager
– 1997- General Manger of the General Authority of Electricity
Dr. Wahiba Fari’
Minister of State for Human Rights
_ Born in August 1954 in Taiz
– B.A. In English Literature, Sana’a University
– Ph.D. in Philosophy, Egypt
– Dean of the Yemen Institute for Languages
– Member of the Supreme Committee for Human Rights
– Rector of Arwa University

Mohsen Al-Yousefi
Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet
– Head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation

Khaled Al-Sharaf
Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet
– Governor of Sana’a
Mohammed Ali Yasser
Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet
– Born in Al-Mahrah in 1964
– Member of the Parliament
– Director of Hawth District