​His Excellency Mr. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir

The Minister of Foreign Affairs

Birth and Upbringing

Mr. Al-Jubeir was born February 1, 1962, in Majma'ah (Riyadh Province), Saudi Arabia, and received his basic education in Germany when he was accompanying his father, who was the cultural attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Germany.

He obtained a B.A. summa cum laude in political science and economics from the University of North Texas in 1982, and an M.A. in international relations from Georgetown University in 1984.

Posts

- He has a 30 years’ experience in the diplomatic field working at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the United States and the United Nations in New York.

- After four years, he made his first media appearance, speaking in his capacity as an official of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington in 1990, a post he held until the summer of 1994

- His excellency joined the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations General Assembly from 1994 to 1999.

- In 1999 he returned to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington as head of media Center at the embassy.

- Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the time, late King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, may God have mercy on him, has issued a decree appointing H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir adviser to the Crown Prince.

- Following 9/11 attacks his excellency made an extensive media appearance in the American media defensing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the media attacks on the Kingdom.

- In 2005 Mr. Al-Jubeir was appointed to the position of Advisor at the Royal Court

- In January 29, 2007, he was appointment as ambassador of the Kingdom to the United States.

- On April 29, 2015, His Excellency Mr. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir was appointed Foreign Minister by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.