Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid Bin Bandar Named Intel Chief

Prince Khalid Bin Bandar

H.R.H. Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (biography) has been named to the post of chief of general intelligence, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. Prince Khalid was relieved of his post as deputy defense minister on Saturday, barely six weeks after he was appointed.

Prince Khalid Bin Bandar was previously the governor of the Riyadh region, an important post he assumed in February 2013 that involves overseeing the capital and provides opportunities for direct contact with top officials and visiting dignitaries. He is the son of Prince Bandar, one of the eldest surviving sons of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the kingdom.