YT’s Person of the YearKhaled Abdullah Al-Rowaishan [Archives:2005/805/Front Page]

January 6 2005

Khaled Abdullah Al-Rowaishan was born in Sana'a in 1963. Mr. Al- Rowaishan is married with three children and graduated from Cairo University in Management. Between 1986 and 1996 he worked as head of the cultural administration at the Presidency Office. Then between 1996 and 2003 as head of the 'General Book Authority.'

Mr. Al- Rowaishan has been the Minister of Culture and Tourism since 2003 and has received many awards and prizes for his work from the Arab League, Lebanon, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, and from Art and literature societies from Germany, Italy and the UAE.

As Minister of Culture Mr. Al- Rowaishan has made great efforts in promoting Sana'a as the Arab Cultural Capital for 2004 with 789 national events and 82 Arab and international events. The old city of Sana'a was restored, many theaters and historical monuments were either renovated or established, and more than 394 books were published.