Representative of Kuwait Investment Authority
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Abdulrahman serves as VIVA’s Chairman since end of March 2015.
Dr. Mahmoud combines large experience in administration, legal affairs and communication sector. He assumed several leading positions in higher education sector beside his career in legal work in serving many governmental and public entities and was appointed as an arbitrator to settle several disputes. He had served as a board member in Wataniya Mobile Telecommunication Company. Dr. Mahmoud joined as teaching staff in the College of Law once he graduated from Kuwait University. In 1995, he was appointed as Legal Affairs Director in Kuwait University for one year. From 1997 to 2005 he served as Head of Legal Office of Kuwait Civil Aviation Directorate from 2002 to 2004. He also served as Assistant Dean of College of Law at Kuwait University since 2005 till date. Dr. Mahmoud served as Legal Department Director in Kuwait Investment Authority, member of Warba Bank's board of directors and a member of Health Insurance Hospitals Company's board of directors.
Moreover, Dr. Mahmoud has published several legal theses in the Law Magazine and other scientific magazines as well as executed two projects related to consumer protection law and monopoly and merger law, which were submitted in the Kuwait National Assembly.
Dr. Mahmoud holds a PhD in Commercial Law from Exeter University, UK, completed in 1994, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Kuwait University completed in 1988.