Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban
Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban is a Saudi politician and bureaucrat and is the only non-royal serving on both the Saudi Council of Political and Security Affairs (CPSA), and the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA). A graduate of Harvard University in the United States, he is considered one of the kingdom’s most efficient behind-the-scenes official, entrusted with various missions over the years. In 1992, at the recommendation of the Deputy Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, appointed as a minister of state and has remained in the Cabinet ever since.
Dr Al Aiban traveled extensively with several Crown Princes as well as King Fahd. His loyalty, nurtured in the same Najdi confederation from which Al ash-Sheikh emerged, earned him the trust of several senior members of the family. He accompanied Crown Prince Salman to Asia in 2014 as well as the League of Arab States 2013 Doha Summit. In early 2012, King Abdullah charged him with chairing the panel that looked into proposals for changing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a Gulf Union, a project close to the late king’s heart, and, in 2008, he was one of the few non-royals on a council aimed at mending Qatari-Saudi relations. In July 2014, he represented Riyadh at the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani, as President of Iran and equally important, in July 2014, he accompanied the then-Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdul Aziz to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Manama and Muscat.
Info. as of March 10, 2015