Denomination: Sunni muslim
Deputy Director-General of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs, Ministry of Finance and National Economy 1954-1961. Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Jeddah 1961-1963, later Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources. Associate of Camborne School of Mines, England.
Associate member of Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London. Member of the Board of Directors of Organization of Petroleum and Minerals (PETROMIN) 1962-1975. Member of the Board of Trustees of College of Petroleum and Minerals (now University of Petroleum and Minerals) 1963-1975.
Member of the Managing Board of International Geological Co-relation Programme (IGCP) 1973-1975. Member of Board of Governors of IAEA, Vienna 1972-1974. Member of the Constituent Commission of King Abdulaziz University 1963-1970.
Chairman of Council of Deans of the College of Petroleum and Minerals 1970-1971. Chairman of Saudi National Geological Committee, Committee of the Centre for Applied Geology 1970-1971. Successfully completed the preliminary stage in locating various minerals, which will help in strengthening the future national economy.
Head of Saudi Delegations to the annual 13th to 18th Conferences of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna 1969-1974. Head of Saudi Delegation to the International Conference on the Conservation of the Natural Resources, Turkey 1970, to the Fourth International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva 1971, to the Round Table Conference of the Arab Heads of Geological Surveys, Cairo, 1971, to the First Arab Conference on Mineral Resources, Baghdad 1972. Saudi Arabian Representative at the Permanent Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna (Austria).