Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud
Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed
|Deputy Minister of Defence|
21 April 2013 – 7 August 2013
|Minister||Salman bin Abdulaziz|
|Preceded by||Khalid bin Sultan|
|Succeeded by||Salman bin Sultan|
Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al Saud
|Spouse(s)||Fahda bint Bandar bin Mohammed Al Saud|
|Alma mater||US Naval Staff and Command College|
|Awards||Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud
|Branch/service||Royal Saudi Navy
Early life and education
Prince Fahd is the son of Abdullah bin Mohammad and Noura bint Saud (died late July 2013), King Saud's daughter. His father was the older maternal half brother of the Sudairi Seven (only son of Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi through her marriage to Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman, half-brother of King Abdulaziz). Prince Fahd has four brothers and two sisters, and he has half siblings from his father’s other marriages.
He is a graduate of the US Naval Staff and Command College. He holds a master's degree in military sciences. He also attended advanced naval programs in the US, the UK and Pakistan. In addition, he participated in programs on command and staff at the Military College in the US.
Fahd bin Abdullah was a military officer. He had business activities while serving in these posts. He became the commander of the marine forces in Royal Saudi Navy in April 2002. He also served at the ships of King Abdul Aziz and the floating units of the marine base. In addition, he assumed the following posts: the chief of the operations authority of the Naval Forces, director at the office of the minister of defence, aviation and inspector general and then deputy commander of the naval forces. He retired from navy at the rank of lieutenant general.
On 20 April 2013, he was appointed deputy defence minister at the rank of minister, replacing Khalid bin Sultan in the post. However, Prince Fahd's tenure was very brief and on 7 August 2013 he was replaced by Salman bin Sultan, son of late Prince Sultan.
On 4 November 2017, Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud was arrested in Saudi Arabia in a "corruption crackdown" conducted by a new royal anti-corruption committee. This was done on authority of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Prince Fahd is married to Fahda bint Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. They have eight children. One of his sons is Prince Faisal. Another son, Abdulaziz, is married to Princess Sara, daughter of the former deputy minister of defense Khalid bin Sultan Al Saud.
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