- Prince bin Nayef was head of the Supreme Hajj Committee in Saudi Arabia and the Supreme Authority for Industrial Security. He also chaired the High Council at King Fahd College for the Study of Security as well as the Supreme Council for Civil Defense.
- His Highness, also contributed to many charitable and humanitarian services and institutions to help civilians in many afflicted Muslim countries, Arab and non-Arab, such as Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan). He used to chair committees and aid and relief institutions to help those who were affected by natural disasters and war. He was also Head of the National Foundation for the Care of Inmates.
- His academic background qualified him to become an assistant to the Minister of Interior for Security Affairs on 28 Muharram, 1420 AH (13 May, 1999 AD). Muhammad bin Nayef was known there as the “engineer of the anti-terrorism program”. He put an end to rebellions by terrorist sects that threatened public security in Saudi Arabia.
- The programs devoted to combating terrorism in the kingdom, which Prince bin Nayef led with high precision, were successful.
- In 2004, the Crown Prince and Head of National Security Prince Abdullah appointed Prince Muhammad bin Nayef as a member of the Supreme Media Council, and during this period the Emir was appointed Director of Civil Defense. He was also appointed to be Assistant to the Minister of Interior under Prince Nayef bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud. Prince Muhammad bin Nayef was appointed to this position as he was the most influential in the security service at the time.
- In 2009, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef was appointed member of the Saudi Supreme Council for the Economy, in order to strengthen and develop the country’s economic policies.
- On 5 November 2012, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef was chosen to be the tenth interior minister from the dynasty of the historical kingdom, that of King Abdulaziz bin Al Saud. His status abroad greatly increased amid a host of conferences and summits on ways to bring security and peace to the region. Among these conferences was a summit held between Prince bin Nayef, British prime minister David Cameron and US president Barack Obama in Washington. This tripartite summit discussed the regional security of the kingdom and its international allies.
- In 2014, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef succeeded Bandar bin Sultan, head of Saudi intelligence, in the task of obtaining information about Syria and its security intelligence, as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to bring peace to Syria and the Arab region.
- On 29 April 2015, Prince bin Nayef became the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He was at the time already president of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, a role he had taken up on 23 January 2015.
With this track record, it seems obvious to us that Prince bin Nayef is no amateur in the game of politics, but rather a veteran politician and statesman with few equals in the kingdom.
His achievements have given him an international weight above that of his counterparts in other countries and global intelligence services.