The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu was established as per a Royal Decree issued by HM King Khalid - May Allah have mercy upon him - on 21 September 1975 (16 Ramadan 1395H).
The Royal Decree read “A Royal Commission shall be formed to execute the necessary infrastructure plan for the preparation of Jubail and Yanbu Cities as industrial areas. The Commission shall have an independent legal personality”. An independent budget was dedicated for the Royal Commission.
On 2 June 2018 (17 Ramadan 1439), a royal order issued appointing Eng. Abdullah bin Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al-Saadan to the post of President of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (minister rank).