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Saud bin Fahd Al Saud (Arabic: سعود بن فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎; born 8 October 1950) is a Saudi Arabian businessman and the former vice president of general intelligence directorate. He is a member of the House of Saud.

Saud bin Fahd
Vice President of General Intelligence
In office1985 – October 2005
MonarchKing Fahd
King Abdullah
Born (1950-10-08) 8 October 1950 (age 69)
SpouseMudhawi bint Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Full name
Saud bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherKing Fahd
MotherAlanoud bint Abdulaziz bin Musaid

Early life and educationEdit

Prince Saud was born on 8 October 1950.[1] He is the son of late King Fahd. His mother, Alanoud bint Abdulaziz bin Musaid, is from the Jiluwi branch of the Al Saud whose members intermarried with the Al Saud.[2] She died of kidney failure in Santa Barbara in March 1999 after a long period of treatment in Los Angeles at the age of 76.[3] His full-brothers are Faisal bin Fahd, Sultan bin Fahd and Khaled bin Fahd.[4]

Prince Saud holds a bachelor's degree in economics, which he received in the United States.[1]


Saud bin Fahd served as vice president of general intelligence from 1985 to October 2005.[5][6][7] Therefore, he was deputy to Turki bin Faisal and then to Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz.[5] He has various business activities and is the founding member of the Faisal Bank in Egypt.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Saud bin Fahd is married to Mudhawi bint Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and has four children, two daughters and two sons. One of his daughters was married to Prince Mansur bin Muqrin, son of Prince Muqrin, the former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. [8] He is known for his religious observance.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008. Walter de Gruyter. 1 January 2007. p. 1193. ISBN 978-3-11-093004-7. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ Teitelbaum, Joshua (1 November 2011). "Saudi Succession and Stability" (PDF). BESA Center Perspectives. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Obituaries. Al Anoud bint Abdel Aziz; King Fahd's Wife". Los Angeles Times. 16 March 1999. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ "First wife of King Fahd dies". Associated Press. 9 May 1999. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Henderson, Simon (1994). "After King Fahd" (Policy Paper). Washington Institute. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Saudi Arabia names intelligence chief". Al Jazeera. 22 October 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Saudis Appoint a New Chief of Intelligence". The New York Times. Riyadh. Reuters. 23 October 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Family Tree of Saud bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 7 August 2013.