Ministers with Portfolio
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Minister of the National Guard
- Minister of Interior
- Minister of Education
- Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs
- Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture
- Minister of Civil Service
- Minister of Finance
- Minister of Health
- Minister of Commerce and Investment
- Minister of Culture and Information
- Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance
- Minister of Justice
- Minister of Labor and Social Development
- Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources
- Minister of Hajj and Umrah
- Minister of National Economy and Planning
- Minister of Communications and Information Technology
- Minister of Transport
- Minister of Housing
- Ministers of State
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Defense: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Born: August 31, 1985
Education: BA in law, King Saud University
Positions Held: Secretary General of the Riyadh Competitiveness Center; special adviser to
the chairman of King Abdulaziz Foundation; adviser at the Experts’ Commission of the Council of
Ministers; special advisor to the governor of Riyadh Province; President of the Crown Prince’s Court
and Special Advisor to the Crown Prince, since 2013; Minister of State and member of the Cabinet,
2014-2015. Chief of Royal Protocol, January 23-April 29, 2015; Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy
Prime Minister on April 29, 2015-June 21, 2017; Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy Prime
Minister, April 29, 2015-June 21, 2017. King Salman appointed him Minister of Defense on January 23,
2015, and named him Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister on June 21, 2017.
Minister of the National Guard
Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Born:March 26, 1952, in Riyadh
Education: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom, 1974; M.A. Military
Science, Command and Staff College, Riyadh.
Positions Held: Member of the faculty of the National Guards military schools; chaired
the committee charged with developing the curricula of the newly formed King Khalid Military
College, 1982; appointed Commandant of the King Khalid Military College, 1983; Deputy Head National
Guard military unit,1990-2000; Deputy Assistant Chief of National Guard for Military Affairs,
2000-2010; Deputy Chief of National Guard for Executive Affairs, June 11, 2010- October 20, 2010;
Appointed Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers and head of the National Guard,
October 20, 2010. Minister of the National Guard since May 27, 2013.
Minister of Interior
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Positions Held: Named Minister of Interior on June 21, 2017.
Minister of Education
Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Isa
Born: December 19, 1960, in Al-Ghat
Education: Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and instruction), Pennsylvania State
University, 1993; MA in Education (Curriculum and instruction), Pennsylvania State University, 1989;
BA in History, King Saud University, 1983.
Positions Held: Advisor and member of the board of directors, Misk Foundation, since
2012; Director-General of the Strategic Studies Department, Royal Court, 2011-2012; Director of
Al-Yamamah University, 2008-2009; Dean, Al-Yamamah College, 2003-2008; Adviser, Al-Yamamah College
Project, 2002-2003; Dean, Riyadh College of Technology, 1988-2001; Deputy Dean, Riyadh College of
Technology, 1997-1998; Supervisor of the Curriculum Development Unit, Department of Technical
Colleges Affairs, 1996-1997; Deputy Dean for Educational Affairs, Riyadh College of Technology,
1990. Named Minister of Education on December 11, 2015.
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs
Abdullatif bin Abdulmalik bin Omar Al-AsShaikh
Positions Held: Named Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs on January 29, 2015.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Born: February 1, 1962, in Majma’ah
Education: BA summa cum laude in political science and economics, University of North
Texas, 1982; MA in international relations, Georgetown University, 1984; Honorary Doctorate in
Humane Letters from the University of North Texas, 2006.
Positions Held: Joined the foreign service in 1987. Served at the Saudi embassy in
Washington, DC, 1987-2000; Foreign Affairs Advisor in the Crown Prince’s Court, 2000-2005; Advisor
at the Royal Court, 2005-2007; ambassador to the United States, January 29, 2007-April 29, 2015.
Named Minister of Foreign Affairs on April 29, 2015.
Minister of Finance
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan
Education: Diploma in Legal Studies, Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh, 1998;
BA in Islamic Sharia with a concentration on Islamic economics, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic
University, Riyadh 1986.
Positions Held: Head of Family and Community Medicine Department, Armed Forces Hospital,
Riyadh, 1984-1994; co-founder and managing partner of Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm, 1996-2015;
chairman, Capital Market Authority (rank of minister), 2015-2016; Named Minister of Finance November
Minister of Health
Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah
Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh; MS in Computer Science and
MS in Information Science, King Saudi University; BA in Financial Management and Mathematics, King
Positions Held: Assistant Professor at King Saud University, 1999-2002;
Director-General Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) since 2007; Acting Deputy Minister,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry (2010-2012; Supervisor for the National Industrial Strategy
(2010-2012); Director-General of the Information and Communications Technology sector at the Saudi
Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA); Faculty member at King Saud University; teaching
fellow at the University of Pittsburgh; Minister of Commerce and Industry (2003-2016). Named
Minister of Health May 7, 2016.
Minister of Commerce and Investment
Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi
Education: Ph.D. in engineering management, University of Missouri, 1985; MA in
engineering management, University of Missouri, 1983; MA in civil engineering, University of
California, Berkeley, 1982; BA in civil engineering, University of Portland, Oregon, 1981.
Positions Held: Assistant professor of industrial engineering, King Abdulaziz
University, 1987-1998; Secretary-General, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 1998-2002;
director-general of the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation, 2002-2013; Adviser at the Crown
Princes’ Court, 2010-2011; President of the Special Affairs for the Crown Prince, 2011-2014;
Advisor at the Crown Prince’s Court, 2010-2014; Chief of Private Affairs for the Crown Prince,
2014-2015; president, Jeddah Economic Forum. Served as a member of the boards of the Council of
Prince Salman Center for Disability Research Management, Association Majed bin Abdulaziz for
Development and Social Service, Saudi Society for Alzheimer’s Disease, Saudi Society to Preserve
the Heritage, Council of the Saudi Ports Authority Management, High Commission for the Development
of Hail, the Centennial Fund, and Supreme Economic Council; Minister of Social Affairs
(2015-2016). Named Minister of Commerce and Investment on May 7, 2016.
Minister of Culture and Information
Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad
Positions Held: Named Minister of Culture and Information on April 22, 2017.
Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance
Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh
Positions Held: Named Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance on January
Minister of Justice
Dr. Walid bin Mohammad bin Saleh Al-Samaani
Positions Held: Named Minister of Justice on January 29, 2015.
Minister of Labor and Social Development
Dr. Mufrej bin Saad Al-Haqbani
Positions Held: Minister of Labor (2015-2016), Named Minister of Labor and Social
Development on May 7, 2016.
Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources
Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih
Education: BS in mechanical engineering, Texas A&M University, 1982; MBA, King Fahd
University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), 1991.
Positions Held: President and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company
(Saudi Aramco), January 1, 2009-April 29, 2015, Executive Vice President of Operations, 2007-2008;
Minister of Health (2015-2016). Names Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources on May 7,
Minister of Hajj and Umrah
Positions Held: Names Minister of Hajj and Umrah on May 7, 2016,
Minister of National Economy and Planning
Adel bin Mohammed Fakeih
Born: 1379 H (1959), in Makkah
Education: BA in Industrial Engineering
Positions Held: Minister of Labor, August 18, 2010.-April 29, 2015; Mayor of Jeddah
Municipality, 2005-2010; Chairman of The Savola Group; Chief of Development of Services and
Facilities at the Council of Makkah Region; Member of the Municipal Council of Jeddah Municipality;
Member of the Supreme Body for Developing Makkah Region; President of the Chamber of Commerce and
Industry in Jeddah; Chairman of Al-Jazirah Bank; Member of the Supreme Commission for Tourism;
Member of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu; Minister of National Economy and Planning since
April 29, 2015.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha
Positions Held: Named Minister of Communications and Information Technology on April 22,
Minister of Transport
Positions Held: Named Minister of Transport on May 7, 2016,
Minister of Housing
Majed bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Hogail
Education: MBA, University of Illinois; BA in accounting, King Saud University.
Positions Held: Deputy Finance Director, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)
(1990-1998). Named Minister of Housing on July 13, 2015.
Ministers of State
- HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
- HRH Prince Abdulaziz in Salman bin Abdulaziz (for Energy Affairs)
- Dr. Muttlab bin Abdullah Al-Nafissa
- Mr. Mohammed bin Faisal bin Jaber Abusaq (for Shura Affairs)
- Dr. Nizar Obeid Madani (for Foreign Affairs)
- Mr. Mohammed bin Abdul Malik bin Abdullah Al-AshSheikh
Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces. Each province has a governor, a deputy governor,
and a provincial council.
These councils deliberate on the needs of their province, work on the development budget,
consider future development plans, and monitor ongoing projects.
The governor and deputy governor of each province serve as chairman and vice-chairman of
their respective provincial council.
Each council consists of at least ten private citizens. As with the Majlis Al-Shura,
members of the
council participate in committees that focus on various issues of interest to the province.
council issues reports that are submitted to the Minister of the Interior and then passed on
appropriate government ministries and agencies for consideration.
The provincial council system is the result of bylaws established by King Fahd in 1992. These bylaws
divided the country into 13 provinces and defined their administrative structure, how they would be
administered, and the responsibilities of the governors and other regional officers. In 1993, King
Fahd named 210 members to the provincial councils.
In 2005, municipal elections were held for half of the members of each of the 178 municipal
in the Kingdom. The remaining half of the council members and the mayor are appointed.