Dr. Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi – Minister of Culture and Information
Born in 1979, Dr. Adel bin Zaid Al-Turaifi is a Saudi journalist and a specialist in Middle Eastern affairs, focusing on Saudi-Iranian relations and foreign policy decision making in the Gulf.
Education: He received a master’s degree in international conflict in 2008 from the University of Kingston, London. He finished his PhD studies in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012.
Position: Al-Turaifi began his journalism career at the beginning of the 2000s as an opinion writer and commentator for many Arabic and foreign newspapers. In 2010, he became editor-in-chief of The Majalla. In addition to this post, he began to serve as the deputy editor-in-chief for Asharq Al Awsat in July 2012.
Al-Turaifi was named as the chief editor of Asharq Al Awsat on 11 December 2012 with effect from 1 January 2013, and he replaced Tariq Alhomayed. He left this post on 1 July 2014.. He also holds his post as editor-in-chief of The Majalla.
Al-Turaifi then joined the Al Arabiya television news channel as deputy general manager. On 22 November 2014, he was appointed as the general manager of Al Arabiya News Channel, replacing Abdulrahman Al Rashed in the post.
On 29 January 2015 Al-Turaifi was appointed minister of culture and information of Saudi Arabia.
Info. as of February 16, 2015