HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud

Ghazi Al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture: by His Excellency the Saudi Ambassador, HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar al Saud

Event Date: 04/12/2019

The Board of Trustees was delighted to announce that this year’s lecture was given by His Excellency the Saudi Ambassador, HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar al Saud. The event took place at the Royal Saudi Embassy, London.

HRH the Ambassador spoke about the ties that bind the UK and Saudi Arabia, highlighting the breadth of the connections and the depth of ties across all sectors. He placed particular emphasis on the cultural links between the two countries and the personal connections that these had created, which will be the best support for building a strong long-term relationship in the future.

HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Oriental Studies and Islamic Civilisation. He later attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

In 2000 he graduated as a commissioned officer from Sandhurst Military Academy. Subsequently he worked at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York. He also served as Advisor to the Saudi Ambassador in Washington D.C., USA. In 2006 he established Dayim Holdings as a partnership and investment platform for international companies looking to work in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.

From 2017 to 2019 he served as Saudi Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Following that, in July 2019 he became Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Upcoming Events

2020 Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture

The Chairman and Board of Trustees of The Saudi British Society are delighted to host the 2020 Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture on Thursday 3rd December from 1700 to 1800 / 5pm to 6pm UK Time. Our Speaker on this occasion will be Baria Alamuddin, international journalist and broadcaster and her topic for the Lecture is ‘Ghazi Gosaibi: the man, the reformer and his ideals for women being implemented in Saudi Arabia‘. The event will be hosted on Zoom by our Chairman Sir William Patey.
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