Bandar bin Khalid Al Saud

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Bandar bin Khalid Al Saud
Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal (2007)
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Spouse Nouf bint Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud
Issue Prince Khalid
Princess Loulouwah
Prince Faisal
Princess Haya
Full name
Bandar bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father Khalid Al Faisal
Mother Al Anoud bint Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud
Religion Islam

Bandar bin Khalid Al Saud (born 1965) is a Saudi businessman and a member of House of Saud. He is chairman of Al Watan, a reformist newspaper.

Early life[edit]

Bandar bin Khalid was born in 1965.[1] He is the eldest son of Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud and the brother of Saud bin Khalid and Sultan bin Khalid. Their mother is Al Anoud bint Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud.[2][3]


Bandar bin Khalid received a computer science degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran in 1988.[4] He then continued his education, receiving a master of arts degree in international business management from the Fletcher School of Tufts University in 2005.[1][5] He also attended several courses in the field of executive management, and has more than “1000” flight hours.[6]


Prince Bandar is a businessman, and holds positions in several organizations. The best-known of his business activities is Al Watan in Saudi Arabia, a daily paper known for its progressive views.[7] Bandar bin Khalid is the chairman of the board of directors of Assir Foundation for publishing and printing, publisher of Al Watan newspaper.[8] He is also the chairman of Investments Enterprises, a holding company with subsidiaries in many sectors.[4]

He is co-founder and a member of the board of trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation, which works to promote better understanding between Arabs and the Western world. He is also deputy managing director of the King Faisal Foundation, an internationally active charitable foundation supporting research, education and social welfare.[5] He is also founder and chairman of the board of directors of Alttmir Company Ltd. since 1995.[6] Another of his business activities is Sama Airlines, of which he is the founder and chairman. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Arab House for printing and publishing, and Harvey Nichols Riyadh. Additionally, he is a managing director and board member of the Saudi Aviation Club.[6][9]

Bandar bin Khalid was appointed vice president of Painting and Patronage in 2010.[10] Bandar is Alfaisal University's chief executive and Effat University's board member.[11][12] Additionally, he is the general president of the Grand Mosque's affairs.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Prince Bandar is married to Nouf bint Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud, with whom he has four children, Khalid, Loulouwah, Faisal, and Haya.[14]


Bandar bin Khalid was selected as one of 238 Young Global Leaders in 2005, chosen from 8000 candidates. The Young Global Leaders met in June 2005 at an inaugural summit in Zermatt, Switzerland, to discuss the development of global strategies and concrete actions "in order to advance towards a better world in the year 2020".[15]


  1. ^ a b "Bandar Khalid al Faisal". Global Business Leaders. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Family Tree of Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "10th Anniversary of Effat University" (PDF). Effat University. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "H.R.H. Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Who we are". Tufts University. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Bandar bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz". Arab Thought Foundation. 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Lawrence Pintak (8 March 2010). "Arab media and the Al Jazeera effect". In Thomas L. McPhail. Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends. John Wiley & Sons. p. 303. ISBN 978-1-4443-3030-4. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Saudi media industry opening up, says Al Watan boss". Arabian Business. Reuters. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Members of Saudi Aviation Club Board of Directors Appointed". Saudi Press Agency. Jeddah. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal appointed Vice President of Painting and Patronage". Painting and Patronage. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Alfaisal University unveils new website". Dubib. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Board of Founders". Effat College. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Governor of Makkah washes the Kaaba". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Family tree of Bandar bin Khalid al Faisal". Datarabia. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Young Global Leaders". Newsweek. 28 May 2005. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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