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Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

Minister of Foreign Affairs


On 27 December 2018, a Royal Decree was issued appointing His Excellency as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Place of Birth: Oyoun AlJawa Kongdom of Saudi Arabia 1949
Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Political Science King Saud University in 1971
  • Master of arts in economics University of Denver in 1976
  • PhD in Economics Colorado State University in 1982
  • 1971 1982 Teaching Assistant and Instructor of the Principles of Economics - King Abdul Aziz Military Academy - Riyadh
  • 1982 1986 Assistant Professor (in Economics) and Head of Administrative Sciences Department - King Abdul Aziz Military Academy Riyadh
  • 1982 1986 Part Time Advisor - Saudi Fund for Development - Riyadh
  • 1986 1989 Executive directorship for Saudi Arabia - the International Monetary Fund
  • 1989 - 1995 Executive Director of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group
  • 1993 1995 The Dean of the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group
  • 1995 Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
  • 1995 Join the Council of Ministers as a Minister of State
  • 1996 - 2016 Minister of Finance
  • 2016 Minister of state and member of the Council of Ministers
  • Member of Council of Economic and Development Affairs
  • Member of Council of Political and Security Affairs
  • Member of Public Investment Fund
  • Vice President and Board Member of Saudi Aramco
  • Chairman of:
    • The board of the Saudi Fund for Development
    • President of the Public Investment Fund
  • Member of:
    • The Supreme Hajj Committee
    • The Supreme Council of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
    • Council of Military Service
    • Supreme Council of Civil Defense
    • Saudi Food and Drug Authority
    • Board of Directors of the Military Industries Corporation
  • Governor of:
    • The Islamic Development Bank Group - Jeddah
    • The International Monetary Fund - Washington
    • The Arab Monetary Fund - Abu Dhabi
    • Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development - Kuwait
    • Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa - Khartoum
    • Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation- Kuwait
  • Headed the Saudi delegation in:
    • The Joint Saudi-German Committee
    • The Joint Saudi-Italian Committee
    • The Joint Saudi-China Committee
    • The Joint Saudi-Syrian Committee
    • The Arab Organization for Agricultural Development - Khartoum
  • Honors:
    • The Order of King Abdulaziz - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • The Order of the Republic - Republic of Sudan
    • The Order of the Nile - Republic of Sudan
    • The Order of the Lion - Republic of Senegal
    • The Order of Merit - Republic of Italy