Denomination: Sunni muslim
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1971. Master of Science (Civil Engineering), Stanford University 1972. Director of Industrial Sector, Ministry of Planning 1972-1977.
Supervised the preparation of the Second Industrial Development Plan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1975/76-1979/80). Member of the Technical Committee, Supreme Petroleum Council. Member of the Saudi-U.S. Industrial Co-operation Team.
Member of International Conference on Energy and Raw Materials, Paris 1974.