Bastaki named KIA Managing Director
20 Feb 2017 - 23:01
Kuwait/Dubai: Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has appointed Farouk Bastaki (pictured) as managing director to replace Bader Mohammed Al Saad, newspaper Al Rai reported on yesterday, quoting unnamed sources.
The KIA is one of the world's biggest sovereign funds with assets estimated at $592bn, 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.
Bastaki is currently the KIA's executive director for alternative investments.
The KIA did not respond to requests for immediate comment.