FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of KSA’s General Sports Authority

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal
Updated 01 January 2019
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FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of KSA’s General Sports Authority

  • Prior to his current role, Prince Abdul Aziz served as the vice chairman of the General Sports Authority
  • He spent most of his childhood in Europe, where he pursued an active lifestyle and was introduced to motorsports at an early age

The recent Cabinet reshuffle in the Kingdom saw the appointment of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal as the new chairman of the General Sports Authority. 

Born on Jan. 4, 1983, Prince Abdul Aziz is an athlete and a talented entrepreneur.

He spent most of his childhood in Europe, where he pursued an active lifestyle and was introduced to motorsports at an early age.

Prior to his current role, Prince Abdul Aziz served as the vice chairman of the General Sports Authority. 

He attained his bachelor’s degree in politics from King Saud University in 2003 then went on to obtain a degree in politics at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London in 2006. 

He also studied marketing at the College of Business Administration (CBA) in Jeddah from 2006 to 2010. 

Additionally, he graduated from the Formula BMW School in Bahrain in 2005.

Prince Abdul Aziz has participated in many motor racing events and won various titles including the Porsche GT3 Championship in 2012 (he came in first), the Toyo Tires Cup in Dubai (first place), Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, Formula BMW Bahrain, ADAC GT Masters Round, Porsche GT3 CCME (which he won 9 times), Radical Masters AUH round (where he came in second), 24H Dubai race, 24H Series.

He also participated in the Gulf Race12 Hours twice, coming in first place in 2014 and second place in 2015. 

He also succeeded outside the Middle East. In 2011, Prince Abdul Aziz won the first race in the FIA GT3 in Portugal.

He is also known as the first Saudi to have participated in a GT3 European championship race. He won the championship.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.