Khaled Bahah named as new Prime Minister
In the ongoing political and security crisis in Yemen President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi has nominated another Prime Minister to lead the country out of crisis.
Former oil minister and Yemen’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Khaled Mahfoodh Abdulla Bahah has been named as the new Prime Minister. His name was one of three proposed by Shiite Houthi rebels after they rejected the nomination of Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak last week. Currently the rebels are occupying the Yemeni capital Sana’a and it is hoped that the appointment will lead to a de-escalation of the crisis.
Khaled Bahah (49) holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Advanced Accounting and Auditing and a Masters of Commerce in Administration, Banking and Finance from Pune University, India. In 1992 he joined the Canadian Nexen Petroleum Yemen before becoming a project manager for the Arabia-Yemen Cement Company from 2005 – 2006. In 2006 he was made Minister of oils and Minerals and in 2008 was appointed the country’s Ambassador to Canada. In March 2014 he was made Yemen’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations prior to this new appointment.
Khaled Bahah is married with one son.