Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan has been an adviser at the Saudi Royal Court with the rank of minister since January.
Kattan had been the minister of state for African affairs from 2018 and was the dean of the Arab diplomatic corps from 2013.
Kattan also served as the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League from 2005 to 2018.
He was ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2016.
Kattan received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Cairo University in 1978.