Tuesday 22 May 2018

Saudi Prince Mishal, 90, dies

RIYADH, May 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chairman of the Allegiance Council, died on Wednesday, the Royal Court has announced.

Prince Mishal was 90.

Prince Mishal was the 14th son of the late King Abdulaziz. He was in charge of the Allegiance Council by a directive from late King Abdullah in 2007, said a report in Arab News

King Abdulaziz appointed Prince Mishal as deputy defence minister in 1945 and then defense minister in 1955. After the death of his father, he was appointed information deputy minister. In 1962, he was re-appointed as the minister of defence and aviation and stayed there for a short while. He was then appointed Makkah governor.

King Fahd bin Abdulaziz had appointed him as his adviser and Prince Mishal stayed in this position until 2009 when he decided to leave politics and focus on his personal life and business. He owned several projects in the Kingdom, most importantly Al-Shula Holding Group. He was also the head of the board of directors of Pioneers Holding for financial investments.

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