Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi ambassador to the UK

Updated 17 April 2019
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Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi ambassador to the UK

  • Prince Khaled has also served his country as an adviser to the Saudi ambassador to the US for three years

Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, has thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for giving him the responsibility. 

He vowed to fulfill his responsibilities to meet the expectations of the king and the crown prince. 

He also expressed his wish to serve the Kingdom and its people in the UK and to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. He also prayed for the safety and prosperity of the Kingdom.

Previously, Prince Khaled served as the Saudi envoy to Germany. He was appointed to this position in June 2017. 

He is the son of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the former head of Saudi intelligence. 

Prince Khaled has also served his country as an adviser to the Saudi ambassador to the US for three years. Prince Khaled has also worked at the UN’s department of political affairs in New York. Prince Khaled bin Bandar is also the executive chairman of Dayım Holding, established in 2006 to act as a vehicle for investment, strategic partnerships and joint ventures in Saudi Arabia. 

He also headed Hertz Equipment Rental in Saudi Arabia, and led several other key business ventures. Prince Khaled graduated from the University of Oxford obtaining a degree in Oriental studies. 

He also graduated from the Sandhurst Military Academy as a commissioned officer, before obtaining a post-graduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

Prince Khaled married Lucy Caroline Cuthbert in 2011. She is the maternal niece of Ralph Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland. 


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.