Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Chairman, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Prince Sultan was born in Riyadh on the 27th of June, 1956, married with 3 children and the second son of the Crown Prince, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. 

He earned a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Science, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs – Syracuse University, USA 1999.

He is an avid pilot since 1976, and holds an Airline transport pilot certificate from the USA, Saud Arabia &  France, with qualifications to fly several types of Jets (G-IV, G-V, LR-Jet, B737) and Helicopters and gliders, as well as being qualified as desert and mountain pilot.

In August 2012, Prince Sultan was appointed as Member of the Allegiance Council.

He is the President & Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) since 2008.  The Commission was established in 2000, P Sultan was the Secretary General until 2008. 

In June 17th 1985, Prince Sultan was chosen to represent Arab Sat-the Arab world’s satellite agency, to be among the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery as Payload Specialist on its Mission STS 51G. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Royal Saudi Air Force as a fighter pilot, from which he retired in 1996 with the rank of Colonel.

Prince Sultan was elected Chairman of the Board of the Disabled Children's Association (DCA) since 1988, and Chairman of the Executive Committee since 1999.

In 1996 he founded Al-Turath (Heritage) a non-profit since foundation, and serves as its president.

Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Aviation Club (SAC) since 2001.

Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Presidency of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia since 2005.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prince Salman Center Foundation and Center for Disability Research (PSCDR) since 2008.

Prince Sultan is active in many charitable and humanitarian organizations.  He enjoys skiing, flying, photography, architecture, reading and travel.