Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser

the third President of the Asian Volleyball Confederation

Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser, the third President of the Asian Volleyball Confederation, was born in 1942 in Makkah Al Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser joined the International Volleyball Federation as the member of the Excecutive Committee and the Executive Vice-President. In 1992, he became the first Vice-President of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and has held the position until he assumes the AVC President in 2008. He has been the President of Saudi Arabian Volleyball Federation for 12 years. The experience the top-level Saudi manager has acquired in high-ranking spheres of the Kingdom, along with that gained in the service of the youth, sports and culture of his country and the whole region, made it possible for him to contribute brilliant ideas to the International Volleyball Federation and the Asian Volleyball Confederation.

When he became part of the highest governing body of Volleyball in the World as well as in Asia, Dr. Saleh Bin Nasser had a very impressive political and sports career behind him.

Having graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Cairo and Master Degree in Development and Doctorate Degree in Information Role from the State University of Michigan, USA, Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser held a number of positions of great responsibily, primarily in the areas of youth and sports. He was Director of Development and Social Service Department in Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs from 1967 to 1976 and the Assistant Deputy Minister of Media Affairs in the Ministry of Information. Then, the Saudi top official held the position of Deputy Minister of Radio and TV Broadcasting after moving over to the Ministry of Information for eight years from 1976 to 1983. As a man of communication, he broadcasted his talent to include the world media. In 1983, he moved to become the Deputy General President of Youth Welfare, General Presidency of Youth Welfare. From 2008 he holds the position of Speial Adviser for HRH the President, General Presidency of Youth Welfare.

Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser also exercises his professional influence in the Braodcasting Union of the Arab countries as the President of the Union, as his reputation in all the areas in which he excels and is appreciated goes well beyond the confines of Saudi Arabia.

A man enamored of sports and actions such as Dr. Saleh Bin Nasser could not remain outside Olympic circles. That is why he has, since 1983, been a member of his country’s National Olympic Committee and for nine years, as a member of Executive Office of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee.

Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser, highly esteemed also in national and international football circles (he is a member of the FIFA Protocol and Confederation Cup Commission, and holds many important position in Saudi Arabian Football Federation), managed to take Volleyball to second place among sports played in Saudi Arabia. There were no multiple-sport clubs in which Volleyball would have had a place. So Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser undertook to develop Volleyball in the cities, in clubs that did not offer football. With the help of foreign coaches, Saudi Volleyball progressed like never before.

Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser, besides his many obligations, treasures the time he manages to devote to practicing the art of being a grandfather. He has four children who in turn have given him seven grandchildren.

Decorated many times over his service to sport and in ministerial cabinets, Dr. Saleh A. Bin Nasser, as the President of AVC, knows well the task facing him is big but vows to develop Volleyball in Asia with his best efforts and try to have Asian teams win even greater achievements in the world.