Turki Al-Sheikh

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Turki Al-Sheikh
Born (1981-08-04) August 4, 1981 (age 38)
ResidenceSaudi Arabia
EducationBachelor Security Studies from King Fahd Security College
Notable work
Poetry and Literature

Turki bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh (Arabic: تركي بن عبدالمحسن بن عبداللطيف آل الشيخ‎; born August 4, 1981),[1] is an adviser at the Royal Court under the rank of Minister and the current Chairman of General Authority for Entertainment under a Royal Decree.[2][3]

In addition to his official and honorary career, Turki Al-Sheikh was renowned for his artistic writing, and his lyrics were enriched by a number of Arabian Gulf and Arab artists.[4]

Education and Career[edit]

Turki Al-Alsheikh graduated from King Fahad Security College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Security Sciences.[2] He then worked in several government sectors including the Interior Ministry, the Emirate of Riyadh and the office of the Defense Minister and the Crown Prince.[2] He was appointed an adviser to the royal court in 2015 and later, in 2017, he was promoted to be a royal advisor with the rank of minister.[2]

In September 2017, a royal decree was issued to appoint him as the new chairman of the General Sports Authority.[5] In December 2018, he was appointed as chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment.[6]


Turki Al-Alsheikh is Chairman of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF),[7][8] and previously Honorary President of Al-Taawoun in Buraidah. He used to be the owner of the Egyptian club Pyramids FC from 2018 to 2019.[9][10] On 2 August 2019 he became the owner of UD Almería, replacing Alfonso García Gabarrón.[11] He named Mohamed El Assy as general director of the club.[12]


  • The most influential Arab sports personality of the year 2017 at the 12th Dubai International Sports Conference.[2][13][14]
  • The Arab Sports Personality Award in Mohammed bin Rashid Award of the year 2018.[15][16]
  • The Arab Sport Culture Award of 2017.[17]


  1. ^ "تركي آل الشيخ.. عسكري سابق.. ومحب للفن". Al Arabiya (in Arabic). 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "FaceOf: Turki Al-Alshaikh, Saudi General Sports Authority chairman". Arab News. 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ "Turki al-Sheikh: From cultural activism to head of Saudi Entertainment Authority". english.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ "من هو تركي آل الشيخ رئيس هيئة الرياضة الجديد؟". akhbaar24. 6 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Turki Al-Asheikh new head of General Sport Authority". Saudigazette. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ "King Salman reshuffles Cabinet, Assaf new foreign minister". Saudigazette. 2018-12-27. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  7. ^ "Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation | ISSF holds its 10TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  8. ^ "بأمر الملك سلمان ... تركي آل الشيخ رئيساً لهيئة الرياضة السعودية". aawsat.com (in Arabic). 6 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Egyptian football revolution to take Africa by storm". ESPN.com. 2018-07-04. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  10. ^ "UAE businessman Salem Al Shamsi acquires Egyptian football team Pyramids FC". The National. 6 July 2019.
  11. ^ Góngora, Rafa; Miralles, Carlos (2 August 2019). "Turki Al-Sheikh ya es el dueño del Almería". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Su excelencia Turki Al-Sheikh, nuevo propietario de la UD Almería". Unión Deportiva Almería (in Spanish). 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Ahmed bin Mohammed attends 12th Dubai International Sports Conference". wam. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  14. ^ "Turki Al Al-Sheikh Wins Award of the Most Influential Figure in the Arab Football 2017". Saudi Press Agency. 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Turki Al–Sheikh named Arab Sports Personality". Saudigazette. 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  16. ^ "Al-Sheikh Wins Arab Sport Personality Award in Mohammed bin Rashid Award". Naaju. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  17. ^ "آل الشيخ يفوز بجائزة "شخصية الثقافة الرياضية"". www.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 2019-03-16.