Sultan Qaboos as well as being Oman’s Head of State is also the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign, Defence & Finance Minister. He has just appointed Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said
who is his cousin as Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation affairs as well as the Sultan’s special representative. The country has had a Deputy Prime Minister H.H Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said who frequently chairs cabinet meetings whose members include the Cabinet Ministers responsible for Foreign, Defence & Financial affairs, now Sayyid Asa’ad Al Said is brought into a more senior role in Oman’s Government.
Sayyid Asa’ad’s son Sayyid Taimur is Chairman of Alizz Islamic Bank and on the board or involved with several other organisations. He is also married to a member of the family of the Sultan’s mother.