His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal was born on the 15th of February, 1945 in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He began his schooling at the Taif Model Elementary and Intermediate School. He then graduated in 1963 from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Subsequently, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Georgetown (Class of ’68).
HRH Prince Turki was appointed an Advisor in the Royal Court in 1973. From 1977 to 2001, he served as the Director General of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the Kingdom’s main Foreign intelligence service.
In 2002, he was appointed the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and took up his post on the 28th of January, 2003.
His Royal Highness is involved in a number of cultural and social activities. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and is the Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He is Chairman of the Board of the Prince Charles Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Centre as well as the co-chair of the C-100 Group which is affiliated with the World Economic Forum since 2003.