Bachelor Petroleum Engineering, University Texas, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1967. Doctor of Business Administration, University Southern California, 1970.
Owner business Taif, Saudi Arabia, 1953—1958. Petroleum engineer Arabian American Oil Company, Dhahran, 1963—1964. Assistant dean College Petroleum and Minerals, 1964—1966.
Executive assistant to governor PETROMIN, Riyadh, 1966—1970. Dean College Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 1970—1974. Rector King Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, since 1974.
Board directors Riyadh University, King Abdul Aziz University, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud University, Islamic University, King Faisal University, King Saud University. Consultant in field.
Trustee Bahrain University. Board regents Qatar University. Vice chairman United Nations University Council.
Board directors various charity organizations. Member of International Social Prospects Academy, United Nations Institute Training and Research, American Management Association Engineers, American Management Associations, International Association Science and Technology for Development, Arab University President Association.
Married Fakhriah Salah Ramadhan, August 8, 1965. Children: Osama, Maha, Wael, Zahia, Abdullah, Hani, Ahmed.