HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal was appointed as an Adviser at the Saudi Royal Court in 1973. In 1977 he was appointed Director General of the General Intelligence Directorate, Saudi Arabia’s main foreign intelligence service. He served as head of the GID until August 2001. In October 2002 he was appointed as the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland where he served until his appointment in July 2005 as Ambassador to the United States.Prince Turki retired in February 2007.
He is a founder and trustee of the King Faisal Foundation as well as the Chairman of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies. He is also a Trustee of the Oxford Islamic Center at Oxford University and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Munich Security Conference and serves as a visiting professor at Georgetown and as a lecturer at Harvard.
Prince Turki completed his secondary education at the Lawrenceville School. He graduated from Georgetown University and did graduate work at Princeton, Cambridge, and the University of London.