38 Notable alumni of
King Saud University

King Saud University is 432nd in the world, 88th in Asia, and 1st in Saudi Arabia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 38 notable alumni from King Saud University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mohammad bin Salman

    Mohammad bin Salman
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in King Saud University
    2003-2007 graduated with bachelor's degree in law
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, colloquially known as MBS, is a Saudi Arabian politician who is the crown prince, deputy prime minister, and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia. He also serves as the chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs. He is the seventh son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the eldest of six sons born to King Salman's third wife, Fahda bint Falah Al Hithlain. Mohammed bin Salman controls his father's government and is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. In June 2017 King Salman removed his nephew Muhammad bin Nayef from the position of crown prince and appointed Mohammed bin Salman in his place.

  2. Necmettin Erbakan

    Necmettin Erbakan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    engineeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Necmettin Erbakan was a Turkish politician, engineer, and academic who was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was pressured by the military to step down as prime minister and was later banned from politics by the Constitutional Court of Turkey for allegedly violating the separation of religion and state as mandated by the constitution.

  3. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

    Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    imam
    Biography

    Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais, better known as Al-Sudais, is one of the nine imams of the Grand Mosque Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia; the president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques; a renowned Qāriʾ (reciter of the Qur'an); and was the Dubai International Holy Qur'an Award's "Islamic Personality Of the Year" in 2005.

  4. Nasser Al-Qasabi

    Nasser Al-Qasabi
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    comedianactorengineertelevision actor
    Biography

    Nasser bin Qassim Al Qasabi is a Saudi Arabian actor. He started his acting career in 1984 and is known for his various roles in the series Tash Ma Tash (Arabic: طاش ما طاش). In 2012, Nasser became one of the three judges on the television series Arabs Got Talent.

  5. Turki bin Salman Al Saud

    Turki bin Salman Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Turki bin Salman Al Saud is a Saudi prince and businessman who is the chairman of Tharawat Holding Company. On 9 February 2013 he was appointed chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) and served in the post until 6 April 2014.

  6. Khalid bin Sultan

    Khalid bin Sultan
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Khaled bin Sultan Al Saud is a former deputy minister of defense and a member of the House of Saud.

  7. Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud

    Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a Saudi royal who has served as the governor of Riyadh since 2015.

  8. Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Faisal bin Salman Al Saud is a member of the House of Saud and governor of Madinah province in Saudi Arabia.

  9. Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud

    Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud is a Saudi royal who has been the minister of interior of Saudi Arabia since 21 June 2017.

  10. Bilal Philips

    Bilal Philips
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writerteacher
    Biography

    Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, is a Canadian Islamic teacher, speaker, author, founder and chancellor of the International Open University, who lives in Qatar.

  11. Adil al-Kalbani

    Adil al-Kalbani
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    imam
    Biography

    Adil al-Kalbani is a Saudi Arabian Muslim cleric who made history by serving as the first Afro-Saudi Imam of the Great Mosque of Mecca.

  12. Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

    Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a member of the Saudi royal family.

  13. Rashid Al Shamrani

    Rashid Al Shamrani
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    clinical psychologyactortelevision actorwriter
    Biography

    Rashid Al Shamrani is a Saudi Arabian television actor, clinical psychologist and dramatist Writer, known for his role in the Saudi series "Bayny wa bynak" (English: Between me and you) 1 and 2 and 3, Began his artistic career when he was student at the age 17.

  14. Tawfiq Al Rabiah

    Tawfiq Al Rabiah
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Tawfig F. AlRabiah is the current Minister of Hajj and Umrah for Saudi Arabia. He served as Minister of Health from May 2016 until October 2021 when he became Minister of Hajj. He was the Minister for Commerce & Industry from December 2011 to May 2016.

  15. Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the Minister of National Guard (Saudi Arabia). He was appointed to the post on 27 December 2018.

  16. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Faisal bin Mishaal Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian politician and writer who has served as the governor of Al-Qassim Region since 29 January 2015. He is the eldest son of Prince Mishaal bin Saud Al Saud, a grandson of King Saud and a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz.

  17. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    physiciansurgeon
    Biography

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah is a Saudi pediatric surgeon. He has filled a number of supervisory and advisory roles in Saudi Arabia, including Minister of Health, Advisor to the Royal Court, and Supervisor General of the international aid agency KSrelief.

  18. Muna AbuSulayman

    Muna AbuSulayman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Muna AbuSulayman, is an American-born Saudi businesswoman and activist. She is also the former founding Secretary General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company and co-host of the Kalam Nawaem ("Speech of the Soft") television show. In August 2013, AbuSulayman was announced as the Global Ambassador of Silatech.

  19. Nawaf bin Faisal

    Nawaf bin Faisal
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianpoet
    Biography

    Nawaf bin Faisal Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian government official who served as the president of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee from 2011 to 2013. and the former president of youth welfare. A member of the House of Saud, he is a grandson of King Fahd and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

  20. Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is a son of Prince Mosaad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Prince Abdulla is a former general president of Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority, a post held for about a thousand days between 26 of June 2014 and 22 of April 2017. The prince has various business interests including paper manufacturing in his homeland, along with various sporting franchises. He is the founder of United World Group, which holds the following entities: Sheffield United Football Club (FC), the Belgian Beerschot FC, Al-Hilal United FC in the UAE, La Berrichonne de Châteauroux in France, Kerala United FC in India and other sports franchises.

  21. Ahmad Aqil al-Khatib

    Ahmad Aqil al-Khatib
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Ahmed Al Khateeb is the first and current Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia. Between May 2016 and June 2018 he occupied the post of president of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, prior to which he served as the Minister of Health. He has also worked as an advisor at the Saudi Royal Court.

  22. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

    Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in King Saud University
    Studied in 1968
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Assaf is a Saudi politician who served as finance minister, foreign minister, and state minister of Saudi Arabia.

  23. Khawla Al Khuraya

    Khawla Al Khuraya
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Khawla S. Al-Kuraya is a Saudi physician and cancer specialist. She is a professor of pathology and directs the King Fahad National Center for Children's Cancer and Research.

  24. Yousef Al-Othaimeen

    Yousef Al-Othaimeen
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in King Saud University
    Studied in 1977
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen is a Saudi Arabian politician who served as secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) from November 2016, when Iyad bin Amin Madani stepped down for health reasons, to 29 November 2020.

  25. Mohammed Hasan Alwan

    Mohammed Hasan Alwan
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Mohammed Hasan Alwan is a Saudi Arabian novelist. He was born in Riyadh and studied Computer Information Systems at King Saud University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in 2002. He also obtained an MBA from the University of Portland, Oregon in 2008 and Ph.D from Carleton University, Ottawa in 2016.

  26. Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan

    Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian businessman and government official who is the first and current Saudi Arabian minister of culture. He is in charge of various key positions directly related to the execution of Saudi Vision 2030. Prior to his appointment as minister of culture, he was the chairman of Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

  27. Emrullah İşler

    Emrullah İşler
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Emrullah İşler is a Turkish theologian, university lecturer, and politician. On 25 December 2013, he was appointed as a deputy prime minister in the third cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

  28. Norah Al Faiz

    Norah Al Faiz
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Norah bint Abdullah Al Faiz, also spelled Noura Al Fayez, (born 1956) is the first woman to hold a cabinet-level office in Saudi Arabia. She was vice minister of education from 2009 to 2015.

  29. Bandar Al Hajjar

    Bandar Al Hajjar
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Bandar Al Hajjar is a Saudi Arabian economist and former Hajj minister. He was removed from post over 2015 Hajj stampede.

  30. Maha Al Muneef

    Maha Al Muneef
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Maha Al Muneef is the executive director of the National Family Safety Program (NFSP) in Saudi Arabia. She is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease, and has worked to spread awareness about domestic violence and victims of child abuse.

  31. Dr Afnan AlShuaiby

    Dr Afnan AlShuaiby
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Afnan Al-Shuaiby is a Saudi national who is the former Secretary General and Chief Executive of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in London, England. She has held various positions in Saudi Arabia in education, and foreign companies in the USA. She sits on the boards of many organizations.

  32. Koutoubou Moustapha Sano

    Koutoubou Moustapha Sano
    Born in
    Guinea Flag Guinea
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in King Saud University
    Graduated with licentiate in comparative law
    Graduated with master's degree in comparative law
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Koutoub Moustapha Sano is a politician and academic from Guinea. He served as minister of the office of the president of Guinea and diplomatic advisor to the president. He holds a doctorate in law.

  33. Dr Awad Alasmari

    Dr Awad Alasmari
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    His Excellency Professor Awad bin Khuzeim Bin Ali Al-Asmari is a Saudi professor of electrical engineering. He served as Rector of Shaqra University since 2016 to August 2020.

  34. Hussain Rasheed Ahmed

    Hussain Rasheed Ahmed
    Born in
    Maldives Flag Maldives
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hussain Rasheed Ahmed is a Maldivian Sunni Islamic scholar (Shaafi'ee school of belief) and political leader in Republic of the Maldives. He is also the first elected President of Adhaalath Party (Adhaalath Party), a political party in the Republic of Maldives known for its Sunni Islamic positions. He is very fluent in Arabic, Urdu (other than "Dhivehi" Maldivian official language). Sheikh Hussain Rasheed is well known for his controversial public talks on political issues (especially regarding the former president of Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Qayyoom) and his Islamic lectures and sermons (Khutbahs). He's famous as "an Islamic religious politician in the Maldives, the only one who can make tough decisions wisely, find sustainable solutions for different types of controversial issues." by some of his supporters. From President Mohamed Nasheed's government, first he was appointed as the co-chair of "Riyaasee Commission", then he was appointed as Minister of State for Home Affairs (In President Nasheed's government-24 Nov 2009 to 23 Dec 2010), 23 December 2010 he was appointed as Minister of State for Islamic Affairs (in President Nasheed's government-23 Dec 2010 to 7 Feb 2012,as President Nasheed's government was brought down by a coup).

  35. Abduaziz al Hussan

    Abduaziz al Hussan
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    lawyercolumnisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Hussan is a Saudi Arabian lawyer and reformist born on March 10, 1981 in Riyadh, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  36. Zameer Sattaur

    Zameer Sattaur
    Born in
    Guyana Flag Guyana
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Biography

    Zameer Ikraam Sattaur is an Islamic scholar who was the former Imam of Masjid Al-Abdin in Queens, New York and a Muslim chaplain with The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City.

  37. Yahya Amqassim

    Yahya Amqassim
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Yahya Amqassim is a Saudi Arabian writer. A graduate of King Saud University, he is currently a foreign diplomat and has served in the Saudi embassies in Paris and Beirut. He has written two books: Stories from Saudi Arabia (2004) and Saq al-Ghurab (The Crow Leg, 2008). In 2009-10, he was chosen by the Beirut39 project as one of the best young writers from the Arab world. His work has appeared in English translation in the Beirut39 anthology, edited by Samuel Shimon.

  38. Basher Dimalaang Manalao

    Basher Dimalaang Manalao
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Basher Dimalaang Manalao or known to be Mostaqbal, a Maranao people, Islamic preacher and was elected vice-governor then succeeded by law the governor of Lanao del Sur in the Philippines following the death of former governor Mamintal Adiong Sr. in 2004. He took his Islamic degree (Arabic: كوليت) at King Saud University.