Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointed Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Minister of National Guard, and Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Ghofeily was relieved as National Guard Advisor.
Meanwhile, Khaled Al-Harbi was appointed Head of the Public Security Directorate in place of Saud bin Abdul Aziz Hilal. Musaed Al Aiban was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s National Security Adviser.
Prince Abdullah bin Bandar expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his Royal confidence in issuing the royal decree appointing him as the Minister of National Guard.
Prince Abdullah stressed in a statement his pride in this honorable confidence. He also expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Prince Abdullah bin Bandar has been Deputy Governor of Makkah region since April 2017. He was previously a Deputy Head of Department of the King Salman Youth Center.
King Salman Youth Center is a non-profit organization established to build youths into professional leaders and successful entrepreneurs.
Prince Abdullah obtained his degree from King Saud University in Riyadh.
On 24 December 2018, Prince Abdullah sponsored the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
It was attended by Air Defense Forces Commander Lt. General Mazyad bin Sulaiman Al-Amro. Major General Abdullah bin Mohammed Mishary, Commander of the College, welcomed Prince Abdullah and the other attendees.
In February 2018, he launched a workshop for the development of the historic area of Jeddah. It took place in cooperation with 21 bodies, including the province’s development agency; Jeddah Municipality and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.
During the first Makkah Region Economic Forum, the largest economic forum in the Middle East, held in November 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, Prince Abdullah held a series of meetings, directed the formation of subcommittees, and stressed the importance of highlighting the lucrative and unique investment opportunities in the region’s governorates.