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Faisal al-Fayez

Institution:
Cardiff University

Discipline:
Political Science

Country of Origin:
Jordan

Study Destination:
United Kingdom

Year of Graduation:
1978

Year inducted into Hall of Fame:
2015

Faisal al-Fayez

Faisal al-Fayez was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 25 October 2003 to 6 April 2005. He took office following the resignation of Ali Abu al-Ragheb but resigned after being criticized for not being reformist enough. He previously served as Defence Minister and is close to the King of Jordan. He was educated at the College De La Salle, Amman, Jordan (1970) and then went on to Cardiff University, United Kingdom where he received a degree in Political Science in 1978. In 1981, he did a Master in International Relations in Boston University in the United States.

After graduating from Cardiff University, Faisal served as Consul at the Embassy of Jordan in Brussels from 1979 to 1983. In February 1986, he became the Assistant Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court and in 1995 he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court.  Then in March 1999 he became Chief of Royal Protocol at the Royal Court.  Faisal was then appointed Minister of the Royal Hashemite Court in March 2003.

Faisal has received a number of Jordanian decorations:
1987: Officer of the Order of Order of Independence (Order of Al-Istiqlal)
1995: Grand Officer of the Order of Independence (Order of Al-Istiqlal)
2000: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan (Order of Al-Kawkab Al-Urduni)