Biography

Barakat, Ahmed Kaid; BSc. (Hon.); Civil Engineer (Oil & Mining), Executive & Politician & Author of 20 Published Books;   born  January 1, 1934, Sana’a Republic of Yemen.

Married:  Khadija Rufat, two sons and one daughter.

Educ.: University of Birmingham (UK), and Imperial college, London (UK).

1959 – 63: Served in several American and European firms.

1963-1964: Director of Public Works.

1964-1969: Director of Kuwait Development Office in Sanaa, Executive Supervisor in Kuwait Development Office in Dubai.

1969 – 70: Minister of Foreign Affairs .

1971: Minister of information & Culture .

1972-1977: Ambassador to West - Germany  and non-resident Ambassador in Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, and Sweden.

1972–77: Head Representative to the European Community  .

1978-1981: Minister of Petroleum & Minerals, Chairman, Yemen Oil & Mineral Resources Corp.

1978-82: Member of People’s Constituent Assembly

1981 – 83: Ambassador to Japan 

1983–86: Minister of Economy & Industry 

Member, People’s Constituent Assembly

1986-89: Chairman; Board of Directors, International Bank of Yemen

1990 – 92: Vice –Minister of Oil

1992 – 95: Chairman of Yemen Airways Corporation  

1992-1997: Chairman of the Yemeni-German Friendship Association

1992-Present: Member of the Yemeni Engineers Society

1980-Present: Founding Member of the Yemeni Society for the Preservation of Water

1988-Present: Founding Member of the Al-Afif Cultural Foundation

Address:  Post Box 16916, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen.