FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk province

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Time: July 26, 2018

Prince Fahd bin Sultan is the governor of Tabuk province, a position he has held since 1987.

He is also chairman of the Tabuk Tourism Development Council, as well as deputy chairman of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Foundation, a charitable organization targeting various sectors within the Kingdom.

On Wednesday, Prince Fahd inaugurated the sixth edition of the roses and fruit festival in Tabuk, organized by the Saudi Tourism and National Heritage, and in cooperation with the Prince Abdullah bin Nasser Foundation for events and exhibitions.

The 10-day festival at Prince Fahd bin Sultan Park covers more than 130,000 square meters and is currently filled with roses, fruit, olives and other agricultural products.

Born in Riyadh in 1950, Prince Fahd is a graduate of King Saud University. He began his career in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, initially serving as director of research in 1969 before being appointed director-general of social welfare in 1970.

In November 1977, he was appointed deputy minister of social welfare affairs, as well as deputy president of sport and welfare.

After earning his master’s degree in the US, Prince Fahd returned to Saudi Arabia, where he was instated as governor of Tabuk province in July 1987.

Along with his duties as governor, Prince Fahd is the honorary president of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, as well as chairman of the board of trustees of Fahd bin Sultan University.

He also runs his namesake, the Prince Fahd bin Sultan Social Charity Program Society, which offers support to charity foundations throughout the Kingdom.


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