الأمير سعود بن نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود الابن الأكبر للأمير نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ولي العهد و نائب رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الداخلية سابقا , ويشغل حالياً منصب رئيس ديوان سمو ولي العهد والمستشار الخاص لسموه ، والدته الأميرة الجوهرة بنت عبد العزيز بن مساعد آل سعود ، وكان الأمير سعود بن نايف نائب أمير المنطقة الشرقية ، وتُعرَف عنه دقته بالمواعيد وشدته لضبط الأمور.
Saud bin Nayef (born 1956) is head of the Crown Prince Court and special advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince as well as a member of House of Saud. Prince Saud is regarded as one of the candidates for king or crown prince when succession passes to the new generation.
Prince Saud was born in 1956. He is the eldest son of the former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Nayef bin Abdulaziz. His mother is Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz bin Musaid Al Jiluwi. She was a member of the powerful Jiluwi tribe whose members have been intermarried with those of House of Saud. Prince Mohammed is his full brother. Saud bin Nayef received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and management from the University of Portland.
Saud bin Nayef was appointed the Vice President of the General Presidency of the Youth Welfare in January 1986. However, he resigned after six months. In May 1992, he began to serve as the Deputy Governor of the Eastern Province.His term lasted until 2003. Then, he was appointed Saudi ambassador to Spain on 10 September 2003and served as ambassador until July 2011.
Then, Prince Saud was appointed the Assistant Minister of Interior for public affairsand advisor to then-Second Deputy Prime Minister, his father late Prince Nayef in July 2011.
Saud bin Nayef has been the head of the Crown Prince Court and special advisor to the Crown Prince at the rank of minister since November 2011.However, Prince Saud exercised the power given him through this appointment on behalf of his father, rather than on his own authority.His term as the head of the Crown Prince Court and special advisor to the Crown Prince continues after Prince Nayef's death.
In December 2011, Saud bin Nayef was appointed as a member of the Allegiance Council since his father could not have a seat in the Council due to being then crown prince.
Saud bin Nayef has two wives. Abdullah Al Faisal in October 2010 and the other married to Nayef bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz on 10 December 2010.
One of them is Abir bint Faisal bin Turki who is daughter of his aunt. They have four children: Jawahir, Abdulaziz, Mohammed and Nura. He has one more daughter, Sara who died, from his another wife.His son Mohammed bin Saud is married to a daughter of late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz. One of Prince Saud's daughters married to Faisal bin Saud bin
His son, Mohammed bin Saud, has Al Naifat stable. He won the Belgium International championship and World Horse Producers Cup in the US in April 2012. He also won the Di Pietrasanta international B show in May 2012. Two horses from the Al Naifat stable, Diana and Mascot, were chosen as the most beautiful horses among more than 100 Arab origin horses in the same event.
Concerning the business activities of Al Saud family, Saud bin Nayef argued "You have to understand one simple fact. Since it (Al Saud Family) is a big family and we cannot all have government jobs, some have to make a living. That's only fair."