Prince Khalid al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Position: Governor of Mecca

Biography: Prince Khalid al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is the governor of Mecca province, which includes Islam’s holiest city well as Saudi Arabia’s principle seaport and second city, Jeddah.

Prince Khalid was appointed governor in May 2007, having previously served as governor of the Asir province in the south-west of the kingdom from 1971 to 2007. As Mecca governor, Prince Khalid chairs the inter-agency Central Hajj Committee, which coordinates services along with the Hajj Ministry.

Prince Khalid has a degree in political economy from the UK’s Oxford University and is also director-general of the King Faisal Foundation, one of the world’s largest charitable foundations in the world.

He was born in 1941. In October 2009, Prince Khalid and Prince Sultan opened Saudi Arabia’s first international boat show to boost domestic tourism in the region.

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