Biography of Prince Mohammed bin Naif
Who is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud ?
Prince Mohammad was born in Jeddah on Aug. 30, 1959, He is the second eldest son and one of ten children of Prince Nayef. Prince Saud is his older brother. Their mother is Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz bin Musaed Al Jiluwi who is a member of the Al Jiluwi branch of the House of Al Saud family.
He began his education at the Model Capital Institute in Riyadh, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1981 from the United States. Prior to joining the Ministry of Interior in 1999, he was in private business.
Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was appointed Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on April 29, 2015 and Minister of the Interior by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Nov. 5, 2012.
He received advanced law enforcement and counter-terrorism training in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz appointed Prince Mohammad Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs on May 13, 1999 and, on July 22, 2004, he was appointed to the rank of minister where he oversaw the implementation of the Kingdom’s successful counterterrorism campaign. Prince Mohammad was instrumental in setting up the Mohammad bin Naif Counseling and Care Center in 2006. He was named Deputy Minister of Interior in 2012. He survived a number of assassination attempts, including one by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in 2009.
Prince Mohammad is a member of the Allegiance Council, the National Authority for Combating Drugs, the Supreme Economic Council and the Supreme Council for Media. He also chairs various committees; including the Supreme Hajj Committee, the Supreme Commission for Industrial Security, the Supreme Council of King Fahd Security College and the Supreme Council of Civil Defense. Prince Mohammad holds honorary positions as president of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, the National Association of Retired Persons, the National Commission for the Care of Inmates, Released Prisoners and Their Families (Trahom) and honorary president and chairman of the Department of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences.
Prince Mohammed bin Naif has led the biggest process for the development of the structures and functions of security sectors at the Interior Ministry according to the latest technical and scientific studies. The developments included the following security sectors:
– General Directorate of Investigation,
– Special Security Forces,
– General Directorate of Public Security,
– General Directorate of Civil Defense,
– General Directorate of Passports,
– General Directorate of King Fahd Security College,
– General Directorate of Prisons,
– National Information Center,
– General Directorate of Intellectual Security,
– General Directorate for Combating Drugs,
– General Directorate of Border Guard.
He also chairs various humanitarian and service committees that provide relief from natural and man-made disasters, including in Lebanon, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Prince Mohammad enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and hunting.
Prince Mohammad is married to HRH Princess Rima bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz. They have two daughters, Princess Sarah and Princess Lulua.
Source : saudiembassy.net