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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in West Asia. It covers the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula and has a land area of about 2,150,000 square kilometres, making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in West Asia and the Middle East.


Our standard dataset contains 1,063 entities connected with Saudi Arabia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Saudi Arabia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 500 entities identified as PEPs connected with Saudi Arabia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Crown Prince & Deputy Prime Minister1--
Crown Prince and Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Commerce & Investment1--
Minister of Communications & Information Technology1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defence111
Minister of Economy & Planning1--
Minister of Education151
Minister of Energy111
Minister of Environment, Water, & Agriculture1--
Minister of Finance111
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Hajj and Umrah121
Minister of Health181
Minister of Human Resources & Social Development1--
Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources1--
Minister of Information1--
Minister of Interior1-1
Minister of Investment1-1
Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call, & Guidance1--
Minister of Justice121
Minister of Labor & Social Development112
Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs & Housing1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of State12110
Minister of the National Guard111
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transport1-1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Shura Council--148
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President of the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia-21
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Saudi Central Bank--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Saudi Arabia-31
ambassador of Greece to Saudi Arabia--1
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Bulgaria--1
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Egypt-21
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Japan-31
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Jordan-21
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Lebanon-1-
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan-1-
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Qatar--1
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Sierra Leone--1
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Spain-11
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Czech Republic-1-
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the EU-1-
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom-12
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States-11
ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Tunisia--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan-1-
Saudi ambassador to Algeria-1-
Saudi ambassador to Andorra--1
Saudi Ambassador to Argentina--1
Saudi ambassador to Austria--2
Saudi ambassador to Azerbaijan-21
Saudi ambassador to Bahrain--2
Saudi ambassador to Belgium-1-
Saudi ambassador to Chad--1
Saudi ambassador to Chile-1-
Saudi ambassador to Cuba--1
Saudi ambassador to Fiji--1
Saudi ambassador to Gabon--1
Saudi ambassador to Georgia--1
Saudi ambassador to Germany-4-
Saudi ambassador to Greece--1
Saudi ambassador to Guinea--1
Saudi ambassador to Indonesia--3
Saudi ambassador to Iran--1
Saudi Ambassador to Ireland-1-
Saudi ambassador to Liechtenstein--1
Saudi Ambassador to Luxembourg-1-
Saudi ambassador to Morocco-2-
Saudi ambassador to Nepal--1
Saudi ambassador to Norway-2-
Saudi ambassador to Oman-1-
Saudi ambassador to Senegal-1-
Saudi ambassador to Slovakia--2
Saudi ambassador to Slovenia--2
Saudi ambassador to South Korea-1-
Saudi ambassador to Sweden-21
Saudi ambassador to Switzerland-11
Saudi ambassador to the Dominican Republic--1
Saudi ambassador to the Solomon Islands--1
Saudi ambassador to the UAE-31
Saudi Ambassador to Turkey-1-
Saudi Arabia ambassador to Turkmenistan-21
Saudí ambassador to Australia--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia-32123
Minister of Information and Media-9-
Minister of Civil Service-5-
Chairman of the General Staff-31
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia-31
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia-21
Minister of Housing-2-
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs-11
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources-2-
Minister of State for Shura Affairs-11
President of General Intelligence-11
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia-11
Saudi Aramco--2
deputy crown prince-1-
Governor of 'Asir Region--1
Governor of Al-Qassim Region--1
Governor of Eastern Province--1
Governor of Ha'il Region--1
Governor of Makkah Region--1
Governor of Medina Region-1-
Governor of Riyadh Region--1
Governor of Tabuk Region--1
Governor of Unayzah--1
Governor, Saudi Central Bank1--
Grand Mufti and Chairman, Council of Senior Scholars1--
Head of the House of Saud--1
King & Prime Minister1--
King of Saudi Arabia--1
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs--1
Minister of State for Gulf Affairs--1
Saudi Arabian Armed Forces--1
Secretary general of the Darah--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...