Denomination: Sunni muslim
Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Department, Jeddah 1956. Director-General, Civil Aviation Directorate, Jeddah 1961. Director-General, Saudi Arabian Airlines 1967.
President, Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) 1971. Member of Executive Committee of IATA since 1974. Played an active part in establishing the Saudi Civil Aviation Department, later Saudia.
Set up Marine and Meteorological Observation Centres and Telecommunication Sections. Started the first Technical Training Institute in the Arab world for traffic controllers, radio operators, meteorological observers and radio maintenance technicians. Participated in the creation of an Air Cadet Training Centre.
Participated in numerous Civil Aviation Conferences, and was elected Vice-Chairman of an ICAO Conference in Montreal. Under his leadership Saudia concluded the purchase of four Boeing jets in 1962, thus becoming the first airline in the Middle East to fly the big jets. Member of Wings Club, New York, United States.A.
President (with rank of Minister) of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation - Saudia.
Human intellect and knowledge should be promoted. Everything that corrupts or weakens it, such as alcohol and drugs, should be forbidden. Koran imposed preventative punishments in order that people stay away from them, because a sound intellect is the basis of the moral responsibility that humans were given.