Advisory Council

HRH Faisal

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and serves as Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Previously, HRH served as the Director General of the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate (GID) until August 2001. He is a former ambassador to the UK and Ireland, and was posted in the United States until his retirement in 2007. Furthermore, HRH is a Trustee of the Oxford Islamic Centre at Oxford University and the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University.


Mr. Victor Chu

Mr. Victor Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based direct investment firm, and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is admitted to practice law in both England and Hong Kong. Mr Chu is concurrently a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum and board member of the Zurich Insurance Group. Previously he served as director of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA). Mr Chu is also a former council member of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China, Chatham House and the Cambridge University East Asia Institute.


Dr. Richard Debs

Dr. Richard Debs is an Advisory Director of Morgan Stanley, having been the founding President of Morgan Stanley International. Previously, Dr. Debs served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was also an Alternate Member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Dr. Debs is Chairman Emeritus of the American University of Beirut and now chairs the university’s Advisory Council. His foundation, R.A Debs Consulting, is renowned for philanthropic ventures including the US/Middle East Project, and The US-Saudi Business Council.