Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim

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Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim
Fahad Bin Abdulrahman Bin Sulaiman Balghunaim - World Economic Forum on Africa 2012.jpg
Minister of Agriculture
In office
May 2003 – 8 December 2014
Prime Minister King Fahd
King Abdullah
Succeeded by Walid bin Abdulkarim Al Khuraiji
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 63–64)
Alma mater King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Stanford University
University of Michigan

Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim (born 1952) is a Saudi engineer. He served as the minister of agriculture between May 2003 and December 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Balghunaim was born in 1952.[3] He obtained a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1975 and a master's degree in construction, engineering and management from Stanford University in 1978.[4] He also received a PhD in transportation engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984.[3]


Balghunaim served as the deputy agriculture minister responsible for fisheries for one year (1990-1991). Then he was named as governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in 1991.[3][5] His tenure lasted until 2001. He became a member of the Shoura Council in 2001.[4] He served as a member of the services, public facilities and environment committee in the council until 2003.[5]

Balghunaim was appointed minister of agriculture in May 2003.[3] He served in the post until 8 December 2014 when Walid bin Abdulkarim Al Khuraiji replaced him in the post.[2]


  1. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". CIA. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "King Abdullah names new ministers". Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Minister of Agriculture". SAMIRAD. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Fahd bin Abdul Rahman bin Sulaiman Balghunaim". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Biographies of Ministers". Saudi Embassy Washington. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of Agriculture
2003 – 2014
Succeeded by
Walid bin Abdulkarim Al Khuraiji