As chair of the Board of Trustees, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is central to steering the King Khalid Foundation into a new era of strategic growth. In partnership with the board, he oversees the key areas and focus of our work, and shares responsibility for the stewardship of our resources. Prince Faisal also works closely with the management team to hone strategies, and optimise effectiveness, and strives to deepen the foundation’s ties with key audiences, stakeholders and decision-makers.
Prince Faisal has a long and distinguished history in the social and political fields. He holds the role of Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and so takes a central role in supporting Saudi Arabia’s interests at home and abroad. He formerly held the role of Emir of Asir Province at the rank of minister, during which time he oversaw the region’s economic regeneration. He focused particularly on economic investment and diversification, and job creation, in alignment with Saudi Arabia’s wider national framework for sustainable development and growth. He also forged strong ties with the private sector as part of his efforts to drive inward investment to Asir, assuming the roles of chair of the Asir Investment Council, and chair of the province’s Tourism Development Board.
Prince Faisal played a key role in the establishment of King Khalid Foundation in 2001, and has remained closely involved in its governance since then – first as deputy chair of the Board of Trustees, and now as chair. His work in the social space has also seen him chair the board of Abha Charitable Organisation, and lead the Board of Directors for the prestigious Abha Award. He is also honorary president of the Saudi Society of Vascular Surgery.