Barrister at Law, Gray's Inn, London, 1968.
Joined legal department Kuwait Ministry Foreign Affairs, Safat, 1969-1975. Ambassador to United Kingdom, non-resident ambassador to Norway, Sweden, Denmark Kuwait Embassy, London, 1975-1980, ambassador to United States of America, non-resident ambassador to Canada and Venezuela, Washington, 1981-1992. Minister of information Government of Kuwait, 1992-1998, minister oil, since 1998.
Chairman board directors Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, since 1998. Republican ot Kuwait to Conference on Law of Treaties, 1969, to Seabed Committee of United Nations, 1969-1973, also vice chairman of committee. Vice chairman Kuwait delegate to Conference on Law of Sea, 1974-1975, also vice president of conference.
President General Assembly session Inter-Maritime Consultative Organization, 1979-1980.
Married Shaikha Awatif Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, 1962. Children: Fawaz, Marahib, Nawaf, Nayirah, Sabah.