Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has appointed Farouk Bastaki as managing director to replace Bader Mohammed al-Saad, newspaper al-Rai reported on Monday, quoting unnamed sources. The KIA is one of the world's biggest sovereign funds with assets estimated at $592 billion, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.
Its investments include a 6.85 percent stake in Daimler , Thomson Reuters data shows. Bastaki will take up his new post by April as part of a board reshuffle at the KIA, the report said. Mr. Bastaki is currently the KIA's executive director for alternative investments. The KIA did not respond to requests for immediate comment.
Source: Arabian Business