Mansour bin Mutaib Al Saud (born 1952) was the minister of municipal and rural affairs of Saudi Arabia and is a member of House of Saud. He is a minister of state.
Early life and education
Prince Mansour was born in 1952. His father is one of King Abdulaziz's sons, Prince Mutaib. His mother is a member of the powerful religious family, Al Sheikh, Noura bint Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdul Latif Al Sheikh.
Mansour bin Mutaib received all his higher education degrees from George Washington University: a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1976; a master of arts degree in 1979 and a PhD in public administration in 1986. His thesis has the title of ‘Improvement in the productivity of public sector in the Kingdom”.
Mansour bin Mutaib joined King Saud University as an assistant professor in 1987. Then, he served as the director of the research center in the College of Administrative Sciences from 1987 to 1988. He became associate professor at the Department of Public Administration in 1995. He is still a member of the College of Business Administration advisory council at King Saud University.
Prince Mansour was appointed chairman of the general commission for municipal elections in late 2004. However, although he was in charge of municipal elections, it was then-interior minister Prince Nayef who stated that women cannot vote and stand for office in the elections.
He served as the deputy minister of municipal and rural affairs from 2006 to 2009. He was then appointed minister of municipal and rural affairs to the Saudi cabinet, replacing his father Mutaib bin Abdulaziz on 2 November 2009. His term ended on 29 January 2015, and he was appointed minister of state. He is also advisor to King Salman.
After municipal council elections that were planned to be held in 2009 were postponed, Mansour bin Mutaib, then-deputy minister, indicated that recommendations for improving the municipal council system were the subject of a recent conference held in Ras Tanura, including women's right to vote in municipal council elections.
Prince Mansour is married to Ibtisam bint Yazid bin Abdallah Al Abdul Rahman. He has five children: Nura, Mohammed, Saud, Sara and Faisal.