Our Founder

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi

A self-made man, who was born during the pre-oil period in Saudi Arabia, received initial education as the rest of his fellows that time. Started to work in his early age in banking, commercial, real estate and industrial business until he became a notable money and businessman on the local and international level. Made his way through and gained a huge wealth over a long history of effort, devotion, discipline and persistence. Throughout his journey, he was always depending on Allah first then on endeavoring his best to invest his money in legitimate business channels, thus leaving with his effort, success and growing wealth a clear mark in the wide space of national economy in general and in the charity work in particular.

Accomplishment
  • Industry Localization in support of the national development and economy in the kingdom.
  • Provided various fields of investment to ensure capital integrity, gain encouraging profit and fulfill homeland and citizen requirements.
  • Introduced and developed new high quality and distinguished factories and products with local and international competitive capability.
  • Participated in the establishment of a tremendous banking institution (AL-Rajhi Bank), a stock company developed from Al-Rajhi Banking and Trade Co.
  • Participated in supporting internal tourism through a group of illustrious hotels to include Qassim Mövenpick, Riyadh Mövenpick, Coral International, AL-Khobar, AL-Bataha Hotel in addition to a group of furnished housing apartments).
  • Owned influential shares in many stock companies and banks and proved effective existence in the economical, social and charitable activities.
  • Clearly participated in supporting the government development efforts through multiple charity projects of strategic importance that accommodated many citizens’ requirements.
  • Qualified and activated all of his sons to utilize them in the management of his companies, factories and establishments.
Management Positions
  • Previous Chairman of Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Establishment for Trade and Agriculture.
  • Previous Chairman of Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi & Sons for Industry Holding Company. Six companies fall under this company with over 26 factories in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad. It participated in supporting the national economy through a variety of industrial companies as follows:
    • Rajhi Steel Company with five factories in Riyadh and Jeddah
    • National Company for Gypsum with Yamama Gypsum Factory in Riyadh and National Gypsum Factory in Yanbu.
    • Al-Jazirah Home Appliances with six factories in Riyadh, Qassim and Sudan.
    • Modern Group for Water Heaters with three factories in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
    • Fayha Company with four factories in Riyadh, Qassim, Abha and Qunfuda.
    • Falcon Company for Plastic Industries with three factories in Riyadh and Jeddah.
  • Previous Chairman of Manafea Investment, Real Estate and Tourism Development Company. A closed stock company supervising real estate, agricultural, tour and hotel projects.
    • Chairman of Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Charity Establishment.
    • Chairman of National Gypsum Company for four consecutive cycles.
    • Vise Chairman of Tabuk Agricultural Development Company.
Memberships
  • Member of Al-Rajhi Banking Company in 1407H (date converted to stock company).
  • Member of Al-Rajhi Bank board of directors since establishment in 1407H.
  • Member of National Gypsum Company board of directors.
  • Member-in-Charge for Al-Jawf Agricultural Development Co.
  • Member of the Saudi Ceramics Board (two cycles).
  • Other board memberships for a group of stock and private companies.
Awards
  • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi received many prizes and was given several honoring ceremonies.
Social and Charity Responsibilities:

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi has a great concern for the charity work is always endeavoring to support it and to encourage the personnel working in this field. He adopted a special philosophy to support the charity work by focusing on the size of investment revenue returned from each charitable work to designate an endowment for each. These endowments are specialized in different charitable works and are reporting to independent watch councils. His most prominent charity works are:

  • Establishment of a group of charity endowments dedicated for youth marriage in several cities and governorates in the kingdom, namely:
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Bakerya Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Buraida Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Unaiza Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Russ Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Muzannab Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Al-Gawaa Uyoon Governorate and related villages.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Youth Marriage Endowment in Badaei, Khabraa, Riyadh Al-Khabraa, Sahhabeen Governorate and related villages.
  • Establishment of a group of charity endowments dedicated for beneficence to help the poor and needy, build mosques and establish Quran memorization schools in different cities and governorates of the Kingdom, namely:
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi beneficence Endowment in Bakerya.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi for the Poor and Needy Endowment in Riyadh.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Endowment for building Mosques in Riyadh.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Endowment for Quran Memorization in Riyadh.
  • Establishing a group of Endowment for AL-Rajhi Family:
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Endowment for Rajhi Family’s Youth Marriage.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Endowment for Brothers and Sisters.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Endowment for his generation.
    • Participated with his brothers (Salih, Abdullah and Suliman) in establishing the Rajhi Charity Campaign for Hajj.
    • Participated with his brothers (Salih, Abdullah and Suliman) in establishing a dedicated endowment for Hajj services.
  • Building a group of charity complexes encompassing a mosque, a women’s prayer’s place , a Deceased wash facility, housing for the Imam and Prayer Caller (Mo’azin), and a Quran Memorization School for Ladies, These are namely:
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Haql Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Rijal Almaa Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Hulay Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Sabyaa Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Tareef Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Uwaqylya Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Dawadmi Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Dammam Governorate.
    • Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi Complex in Riyadh City.
  • Establishing a major endowment the revenue of which goes to support charity works. This endowment includes a group of real estate, farms and hotels.
  • Participated in the support of a group of humanitarian relief, media and guidance establishments. These are:
    • Al-Majd Satellite Channel.
    • Al-Huda Satellite Channel.
    • Daleel Satellite Channel.
    • Rislatul Islam Website.
    • Islam Today Website.