Mohammed Al-Hashel, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, has been promoted to the role or governor. He has been acting governor since Sheikh Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah, a senior member of the country's ruling family, resigned as governor in February.
A spokesperson for the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance today confirmed that the appointment had been made. The central bank could not be reached for further comment.
Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen, Kuwait Research Fellow at the London School of Econ