FaceOf: Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, Saudi deputy minister of energy

Updated 08 February 2019

FaceOf: Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, Saudi deputy minister of energy

  • Al-Mudaifer holds a degree in civil engineering as well as an MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Al-Mudaifer spent the early years of his career with the Eastern Petrochemical Co.

Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer is the Saudi deputy minister of energy, industry and mineral resources. 

A civil engineer by trade, Al-Mudaifer previously served as company president and CEO of the Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) from January 2011 through June 2018. 

Al-Mudaifer holds a degree in civil engineering as well as an MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

This week, he led a delegation from the Kingdom to participate in the Investing in African Mining Exhibition (INDABA), which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from Feb. 4-7 and was attended by presidents, industry leaders and mining ministers from around the world. 

The delegation’s participation follows the launch of a new national mining strategy as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 — a comprehensive strategy based on the pursuit of economic diversification and sustainable growth in the Kingdom. 

Al-Mudaifer spent the early years of his career with the Eastern Petrochemical Co. (a SHARQ/SABIC joint venture), where he rose through the ranks to eventually become vice president of the finance department. 

He then joined Qassim Cement Co., where — as general manager and board secretary — he oversaw a period of economic growth and “efficiency gains” before joining Maaden in March 2006 as vice president of industrial affairs. 

Al-Mudaifer has also served as vice president of Phosphate SBU and new business development and marketing at the Saudi Arabian Mining Co.


Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

Updated 13 November 2019

Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

  • Previously, Prince Khaled served as the Saudi envoy to Germany

LONDON: Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan met on Wednesday with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London, where he formally presented a copy of his credentials to the Queen as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UK.

Earlier, Prince Khalid expressed his wish to serve the Kingdom and its people in the UK and to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

Previously, Prince Khalid served as the Saudi envoy to Germany.