Bachelor of Science, Salford University, England, 1972. Master of Science, University Manchester, England, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bath, England, 1981.
Financial Editor then Editor-in-chief, board director, Okaz/Saudi Gazette ( English language Daily) Jeddah, 1979-1983;
Director general, board director, Yanbu Cement Company, (YCC) Jeddah, ( a public listed company on the Saudi Stock Exchange) since 1983..retired 2013
Managing Director Saudi Kuwaiti Paper Company up to 2013.
Member Institute directors, American Management Association, Yanbu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (board directors since 1988), Wentworth Golf Club.
Married Paula Batt, July 5, 1975. Children: Sarah, Majed, Rashed, Summer, Meriam.