Abdul Elah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
|Abdul Elah bin Abdulaziz|
|Governor of Al Jawf Province|
|Predecessor||Sultan bin Abdurrahman Al Sudairi|
|Successor||Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz|
|Governor of al-Qassim Province|
|In office||March 1982 – March 1992|
|Successor||Faisal bin Bandar|
|Abdul Elah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|House||House of Saud|
|Mother||Haya bint Saad Al Sudairi|
|Born||1939 (age 74–75)|
Prince Abdul Elah was born in 1939. He is the son of King Abdulaziz and Haya bint Sa'ad al Sudairi, a member of the powerful Sudairi family who died in Riyadh on 18 April 2003 at the age of 90. He is a full brother of the late Prince Badr, and the late Prince Abdul Majeed.
Prince Abdul Elah served as the governor of Al-Qassim Province from March 1980 to March 1992. Then, he was appointed governor of Al Jawf Province in 1998 and served in this post until 2001. He accompanied King Abdullah on diplomatic trips abroad, when Abdullah was Crown Prince.
He is a member of the Allegiance Council. On 8 October 2008, he was appointed as adviser to King Abdullah with the rank of minister. He is an entrepreneur and chairman of the Arabian Jewelry Company, National Investment Company, and the National Automobile Company.
Although Prince Abdul Elah bin Abdulaziz was considered a candidate for the throne by virtue of seniority, he had some drawbacks such as his ill-starred government career. Since he was twice removed from governorships, there were doubts about his competency.
Prince Abdul Elah is married to Princess Salwa Al Ahmed, a medical doctor. His children, three sons and two daughters, are Abdul Aziz (born 1965), a stakeholder in Al-Rajhi Bank, Mishail, Abdul Majid and Fahda (Twins, born 1993), and Noura (born 2002).
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