Faisal Al-Fayez

Faisal Akef Al-Fayez (Arabic: فيصل عاكف مثقال الفايز) (born 20 December 1952 in Amman) is a Jordanian politician who was the 34th Prime Minister of Jordan from 25 October 2003 to 6 March 2005. He took office following the resignation of Ali Abu al-Ragheb.[1][2] He resigned after being criticized for not being reformist enough. He previously served as defence minister and is close to the king. He was educated at the College De La Salle, Amman, Jordan (1970) and then went on to Cardiff University, United Kingdom, where he received a degree in political science in 1978. In 1981, he has a master's degree in international relations from Boston University.[3]

Faisal al-Fayez
فيصل الفايز
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President of the Senate
Assumed office
25 October 2015
MonarchAbdullah II
Preceded byAbdelraouf al-Rawabdeh
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
25 October 2003 – 5 April 2005
MonarchAbdullah II
Preceded byAli Abu al-Ragheb
Succeeded byAdnan Badran
Speaker of the House of Representatives
In office
MonarchAbdullah II
Preceded byAbdul Hadi al-Majali
Succeeded byAbdul Karim al-Doghmi
Personal details
Born (1952-12-20) 20 December 1952 (age 69)
Jordan Amman, Jordan
Spouse(s)Taroub Al Daoud
ChildrenGaith, Sattam, Dina

Political experienceEdit

Al-Fayez was Consul at the Embassy of Jordan in Brussels from 1979 until 1983. He then held the post of Assistant Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court from February 1986 until 1995, when he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court. Four years later, in 1999, he became Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court.

In March 2003, Al-Fayez was appointed Minister of the Royal Hashemite Court.[4] He subsequently served as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 16th Parliament of Jordan in 2010. He has served as member of the Senate from 2007, and once again from 2013. He was appointed President of the Senate on 25 October 2015, replacing Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh in that position.[5] Al-Fayez was again appointed as the President of the Senate on September 27th, 2020 by royal decree.[6]


Faisal al-Fayez has received a number of Jordanian decorations throughout his career:

In 1987, he was named Officer of the Order of Order of Independence (Order of Al-Istiqlal), and was promoted to the rank of Grand Officer in 1995.

In 2000, he received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan (Order of Al-Kawkab Al-Urduni).

Personal lifeEdit

Fayez was born in Amman to Akef Al-Fayez. He is married and has three children.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2010-03-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Jordan appoints new government". 25 October 2003. Retrieved 13 June 2018 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "JCRC : Newsletter 03/30/2011". www.juf.org. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ "King Receives Speaker of the Bahraini Parliament | King Abdullah II Official Website". kingabdullah.jo. 27 August 2003. Retrieved 2021-02-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b "Royal Decree appoints Fayez Senate president". The Jordan Times. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  6. ^ "New Senate members announced". en.royanews.tv. Retrieved 2020-10-01.

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Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by