Biography

Overview

Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: الأمير محمد بن فهد بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎‎). He is a prominent figure of the second generation of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family.

Prince Mohammad was born in Riyadh and received his general education in the Capital Model Institute established by the late King Abdulaziz in 1941 to teach his children Quran, Islamic theology, Arabic language and literature and mathematics. Elite scholars were assigned to teach the royal children and many prominent princes graduated from this institute and were entrusted with distinguished public positions and leadership roles.

He continued his university education in the University of California- Santa Barbara where he was awarded a bachelor degree in economics and political sciences. After his graduation, he worked in the private sector but was gradually introduced to multiple public assignments. He married Jawaher bint Nayef bin Abdulaziz and they had six children: Prince Turki (1979), Prince Khaled (1984), Prince Abdulaziz (1991), Princess Nouf (1975), Princess Noura (1981) and Princess Mashael (1988).

Prince Mohammad developed great interest in various social and humanitarian causes. He launched multiple initiatives and programs that continue to serve various sectors of the community and participate in humanitarian development inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Among these initiatives are listed: the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Youth Development, which received the UN Award for Best Practices to Improve Living Environment in 2002 in the emirate of Dubai, as well as the Sharjah Prize for Volunteer Work in 2007. He established a Foundation to embrace all his programs and initiatives under one administrative umbrella.

He also launched the idea of a private university with international standards in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and offered the university all the needed support, guidance and supervision to make it a successful venture. The people of the Eastern Province named it Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in recognition of His Royal Highness’ dedication and support. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of governance of the Eastern Province, the people of the Eastern Province dedicated a book entitled: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz: 25 Years of History of the Eastern Province. The book presented the vision of the Prince for their province, incorporating his public duties with his innovative approach to second the governmental planning for growth and development.