AbdulWahab Raweh

Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh
د. عبدالوهاب راوح
Personal details
Born1952
Taiz, Yemen
NationalityYemeni
Political partyGeneral People's Congress GPC

Dr. Abdulwahab Abdo Raweh (Arabic: د. عبدالوهاب عبده راوح‎) (born in 1952) is an active Yemeni politician and was in the Yemeni cabinets (1994 through 2006). He has been in the cabinets of Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (1994–1997), Faraj Said Bin Ghanem (1997–1998), Abdul Karim al-Iryani (1998–2001), and Abdul Qadir Bajamal (2001–2006). In 2006, he became the president of Aden University in Yemen until June 15, 2008, when he was elected in the Shoora Council of Yemen.

Political career[]

Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh held posts as Minister of Youth and Sports (1994–2001), Minister of Civil Services and Insurance (April 4, 2001 – 2003), and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (2003–2006).

Other activities[]

On Nov 13, 2006 he was elected the president of Al-Telal club.

Background and Private life[]

Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh was born in mount Saber in Taiz city. He studied Arabic literature in Sana'a and traveled to Egypt where he obtained his Master and Ph.D degrees. He went back to Yemen and taught Arabic Literature in the faculty of Art at Sana'a University. A year later, he became the vice dean of the same faculty he taught in. Years Later he became the dean of the faculty of higher education after which he became the minister of Youth and Sports.

Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh is married and has two sons, Ayman and Haitham.


Preceded by
Dr. Al-Kabab
Minister of Youth and Sports
1994 – 2001
Succeeded by
Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Akwa'
Preceded by
Mr. Ahmed Al-Juned
Minister of Insurance and Civil Services
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Mr. Khaled Hamoud Al-Sofi
Preceded by
Dr. Yihya Al-Shu'aibi
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
2003 – 2006
Succeeded by
Mr.Saleh BaSorrah
Preceded by
Dr. AbdulKareem Rasse'
President of Aden University
2006 – 2008
Succeeded by
Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh Bin Haptor

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