الأمير مقرن بن عبد العزيز آل سعود (7 شوال 1364 هـ / 15 سبتمبر 1945 -)، مستشار ملك السعودية ومبعوثه الخاص. هو الابن الخامس والثلاثون من أبناء الملك عبد العزيز الذكور.
تلقى تعليمه الأولي في معهد العاصمة النموذجي، وبعد تخرجه بعام 1964 التحق بالقوات الجوية الملكية السعودية، وأكمل دراسته في علوم الطيران في المملكة المتحدةوتخرج منها عام 1968 ، وظل يعمل في القوات الجوية الملكية السعودية حتى عام 1980. حيث في 2 جمادى الأولى 1400 هـ الموافق 18 مارس 1980 عين أميرًالمنطقة حائل، وظل بهذا المنصب حتى 16 شعبان 1420 هـ الموافق 29 نوفمبر 1999 عندما عين أميرًا لمنطقة المدينة المنورة. وفي 19 رمضان 1426 هـ الموافق22 أكتوبر 2005 عين رئيسًا للاستخبارات العامة خلفًا لأخيه الأمير نواف، وظل يتولى المنصب حتى 29 شعبان 1433 هـ الموافق 19 يوليو 2012 عندما عين مستشارًا للملك ومبعوثًا خاصًا له.
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (born 15 September 1945) is a member of House of Saud and was director general of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah from 2005 to 2012.
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was born in Riyadh on 15 September 1945. He is the third youngest son and the youngest surviving son of King Abdulaziz. His mother was Yemeni, Baraka al Yamaniyah, who was the eighteenth spouse of King Abdulaziz. Prince Muqrin went to Ideal Academy in Riyadh. He, then, went to Britain's RAF College in Cranwell. He graduated with a degree in aeronautics in 1968.
In 1970, Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was named Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF)'s 2nd Air Squadron. He had served in several positions in the RSAF from 1973 to 1977 before being appointed the Adjutant to the Director of Air Operations. He then was elevated to president of Operations and Planning for the RSAF.
On 18 March 1980, King Khalid appointed Prince Muqrin as Governor of Hail and his tenure lasted until 1999. On 24 November 1999, he was appointed as Governor of Madinah Province as a successor to his late brother, Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz. King Fahd later ordered him to modernize the city in response to a wave of anti-government and anti-royalty demonstrations during Hajj. He developed the education and health care offered in remote regions. Considered a traditionalist, Prince Muqrin worked to promote traditional values during his appointments as governor.
Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah
On 22 October 2005, King Abdullah promoted him as Director General of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah. His appointment occurred nine months after the resignation of the former Director General Prince Nawwaf.
Prince Muqrin organized a conference on combating internet militancy, particularly used by al Queda in 2007. He further declared that Al Mukhabarat al A'amah would set a website to inform citizens about threats to security. He also stated that Al Mukhabarat al A'amah would be restructured to combat with AQAP. On 19 July 2012, Prince Muqrin was relieved from his post and replaced by Bandar bin Sultan. It was argued by media that he had been criticized during his term due to his approach towards some sensitive issues. On the other hand, Prince Muqrin was named as an advisor at the rank of minister and a special envoy to King Abdullah on the same day. His responsibility was stated to be the affairs in southeast Asia.
February 26, 2009