DR. WALEED H. ALSAIF, a Kuwaiti native, born in 1960. He is adviser to the Minister of Information of the State of Kuwait. Previously, he was adviser to the Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts, & Letters. Currently, he is the President of the Heritage Committee of the Islamic World, ICESCO. ALSAIF has been the representative of the State of Kuwait at Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention (2003), UNESCO, since 2012. In 2019, he was certified by UNESCO as an expert and trainer in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage. In 2018, he was elected as rapporteur of the General Assembly (7th Session) for Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO. In 2016, he was elected as the Vice Chairperson of the General Assembly (6th Session) for Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO. In 2015, he was the Representative of Kuwait at the Protection of The Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention (2001), UNESCO. ALSAIF is a Lecturer, Researcher, and Writer, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Kuwait. Currently, Alsaif is an active member of the International Council for Museums (ICOM) and the Chairperson of the National Committee of ICOM-Kuwait. He is a member of International Council of Archives (ICA), and Inter-city Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN). ALSAIF has an extensive expertise in the field of economics. From 1981-2002, he was economic adviser at the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. From 2003-2005, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Kuwait Small Projects Development Company. Alsaif served as economic adviser at Kuwait National Assembly (Parliament) in many years. He taught economics at Kuwait University and the Gulf University for Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Claremont Graduate University in 1996, and a Master of Art in Economics (1991), and Master of Business Economics (1987) from the same institution.
Working experience in:
Croatia, Egypt, France, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates