His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), was born in Riyadh on June 27, 1956. He received his master's in Social and Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Social Affairs, University of Syracuse in the United States of America in 1999.

Prince Sultan bin Salman is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist. He is a grandson of King Abdulaziz Al Saud and is the only Saudi citizen to travel into the space. He was also the first Arab, the first Muslim, and the first member of royalty to travel into space.
In 1982, he was appointed to the position of a Researcher in the department of International Communications at the Ministry of Information in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1984, he served as the Deputy Director of Saudi Media Committee for the Saudi athletes at the Los Angeles Olympics in California.