Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud

House of Saud Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud

Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud
Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud 2017.jpg
Born1943 (age 76–77)
Spouse(s)Nura bint Muhammad bin Saud Al Abdul Rahman
ChildrenPrince Muhammed bin Faisal
Prince Bandar bin Faisal
and two others including Princess Sara bint Faisal
Governor of Riyadh
Assumed office
29 January 2015
Appointed byKing Salman
Preceded byTurki bin Abdullah Al Saud
Governor of Al Qassim
In office
May 1992 – January 29, 2015
Appointed byKing Fahd
Succeeded byFaisal bin Mishaal
  • Prince Bandar (father)
  • Wasmiyah bint Abdul Rahman Al Mu'ammar (mother)
HouseHouse of Saud

Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: الامير فيصل بن بندر بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) (born 1943) is governor of Riyadh Region in Saudi Arabia and a member of the ruling House of Saud family.

Early life and education

Prince Faisal was born in 1943. He is the eldest son of Prince Bandar. His mother is Wasmiyah bint Abdul Rahman Al Mu'ammar.[1] His brother Mansour is an air force officer.[2] Prince Faisal obtained a bachelor of arts degree in history at King Saud University in 1969.[3]


Faisal bin Bandar is a former military officer.[4] In 1970, he served as the director of the organization and administration department of the Defense and Aviation Ministry.[3] He began to serve as the director of the training department of the Communication Ministry in 1974.[3] Then he appointed assistant deputy governor of Asir Province in 1978 and his term lasted until 1981.[3] He was named as deputy governor of the same province in May 1981.[3][4] He was the governor of Al-Qassim Province from May 1992[3][5] to 29 January 2015 when he was named as the governor of Riyadh Province.[6] He replaced Turki bin Abdullah as governor of Riyadh Province.[6] Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud Al Saud became the governor Al-Qassim Province on the same date.[6]

On 20 April 2016 he was heading the delegation welcoming USA president Barack Obama to Riyadh.[citation needed]


Prince Faisal was considered close to the late King Abdullah.[7]

Other positions

Faisal bin Bandar is also member of the Allegiance Council since its formation in 2007.[8]

Personal life

Faisal bin Bandar is married to Nura bint Muhammad bin Saud Al Abdul Rahman and has four children: Muhammed, Bandar, Sara and Mishail.[1] His son, Prince Muhammad, is a military officer and a jet pilot at the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).[9]

On 8 April 2020 The New York Times reported that Faisal bin Bandar was in intensive care with coronavirus complications.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Royal Family Directory". Datarabia. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ Kechichian, Joseph A (2001). Succession in Saudi Arabia. Palgrave.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sabri, Sharaf (2001). The House of Saud in commerce: A study of royal entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. New Delhi: I.S. Publications. ISBN 81-901254-0-0.
  4. ^ a b "The role of Saudi Princes in uniform". Wikileaks. 27 May 1985. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Royal Decrees on senior governmental appointments issued". Saudia Online. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "King Salman makes appointments". Royal Embassy, Washington DC. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Cable reference id: #09RIYADH393". Wikileaks. 2009. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  8. ^ "King Abdullah names members of the Allegiance Commission". 10 December 2007. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  9. ^ Al Mulhim, Abdulateef (29 June 2012). "Fighter Jets and Sword Dances". Arab News. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Elite Saudi Hospital Braces for a Wave of Royal Patients". The New York Times. 8 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.