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Prince Feisal celebrates birthday

By JT - Oct 10,2016 - Last updated at Oct 10,2016

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal celebrates his 53rd birthday on Tuesday.

Born on October 11, 1963, Prince Feisal received his elementary education at the Islamic Scientific College in Amman and continued his schooling in the UK.

In 1971, the prince went to the US to complete his secondary education in Massachusetts and Washington.

He graduated from Brown University in 1985 with a BSc in electronic engineering.

During this period, Prince Feisal also trained as a pilot, and received his wings in 1982.

In 1997, he graduated with a master’s degree in administration from London Business College.

On September 20, 2004, a Royal Decree was issued appointing Prince Feisal, who holds the rank of lieutenant general, as special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff.

The prince is also the chairman of the board of trustees of the King Abdullah II Centre for Excellence and chairman of the Higher Supervision and Guidance Committee of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition.

He  heads the Royal committee tasked with upgrading the water sector, and is president of the Jordan Olympic Committee and chairman of Jordan Motorsport.

The prince has been a member of the executive board of the Olympic Council of Asia since 2008, and a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010.

In 2007, the prince launched the Generations For Peace initiative which seeks to empower and train young leaders to use sports to unite young people to contribute to worldwide peace efforts.

Prince Feisal has five children, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Ayah, Prince Omar twin daughters, Princess Sara and Princess Aisha, and Prince Abdullah.

 

On January 4, 2014, Prince Feisal married HRH Princess Zina.

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