His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal Al Saud has spent much of his professional life dedicated to developing strong ties with U.S. businesses and non-profit organizations. A long-time resident of Washington, DC, he currently sits on the Leadership Council for the New York-based Concordia Summit and is a Co-Chair for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) International Advisory Committee.
His commitment to his homeland has been a constant throughout his life and, in 2018, he co-founded the Ahyaha Foundation in partnership with his wife, Princess Sora bint Saud Al Saud with the mission of improving the community through sustainable, creative, and social programs. The foundation’s crucial humanitarian works support childhood and social development, female empowerment, scholarship programs, and undertakes other innovate projects designed to further its mission. In 2019, he became Chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD), a leading organization in the field of children’s rights within the Arab world, Chairs the Committee for the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, which aims to highlight and enhance development projects, and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Arab Open University (AOU), which is committed to providing an education to all qualified students regardless of a person’s socioeconomic, social, or geographic origin.
Prince Abdulaziz also acts as a Special Representative to the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), an organization established by his late father, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the heads of states of the GCC countries. Furthering the mission of these influential organizations, he regularly lectures on the crucial issues impacting us all at worldwide forums, including at universities in the United States and abroad.