Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also known as Saud Al Faisal (born 2 January 1940), has been the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia since 1975. He is the world's longest-serving foreign minister.
Early life, education and early political career
Saud bin Faisal was born in Taif on 2 January 1940. He is the second son of King Faisal and Iffat Al-Thunayan. He attended the Hun School of Princeton and graduated from Princeton University in 1964 or 1965 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He is full brother of Mohammed bin Faisal, Turki bin Faisal, Luluwah bint Faisal, Sara bint Faisal and Haifa bint Faisal.He became an economic consultant for the ministry of petroleum. In 1966, he moved to general organization for petroleum and mineral resources (Petromin). In February 1970, he became deputy governor of Petromin for planning affairs. He was also a member of the High Coordination Committee. In 1971, he became deputy minister of petroleum. Until his appointment as state minister for foreign affairs in 1975, Prince Saud served in this post at the oil ministry
Prince Saud is closely involved in philanthropy. He is a founding member of the King Faisal Foundation and chairman of the board of directors for the King Faisal School and Al Faisal University in Riyadh. He is also a member of the Society for Disabled Children and the Madinah Society for Welfare and Social Services.