As Governor, Riyadh developed from a mid-sized town into a major urban metropolis. He has attracted tourism, capital projects, and foreign investment inside his country. He favors geopolitical and economic relationships with the West. He is a strong advocate for philanthropy in poor Muslim nations such as Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and more recently, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He is advised by young well-qualified technocrats recruited from King Saud University. His legal counsel is William Jeffress Jr, of Houston-based Baker Botts LLP.
On November 22, 2010, he returned to Saudi Arabia from overseas treatment. He underwent spine surgery in the United States in August and remained out of the kingdom for... Read More