Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud is the Secretary-General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies. She is the daughter of Prince Majed bin Saud, the son of King Saud bin Abdulaziz AlSaud. Princess Lamia was appointed Secretary-General of Alwaleed Philanthropies in April 2016, having previously served as Executive Manager of Media & Communication at the Foundation.
In her role as Secretary-General, Princess Lamia has been recognized internationally through several landmark awards, including receiving an honorary medal from the Vice President of Laos in recognition of her philanthropic efforts in the country; Achievement in Philanthropies Award at the Arab Women of the Year 2017; Change Maker Award at the Aid & Trade Conference; the National Council’s first-ever Philanthropic Leadership Award; the Woman Leader in Community Development Excellence Award by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute; the Baden Powell Fellowship pin by the World Scout Foundation; and, the People First Leader Award at the GCC GOV HR Awards 2020.
HRH Princess Lamia also holds a number of roles and leading positions across global organizations, including Honorary Advisory Board Member at the 8th Annual GCC GOV HR Summit 2020; UN-Habitat Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States; Global Champion for gender equality with the UN Women; and member of the Generation Unlimited Champion Committee with UNICEF.
Prior to joining Alwaleed Philanthropies, HRH Princess Lamia founded the publishing company Sada Al Arab, in Cairo, Beirut and Dubai. She is also an esteemed novelist, publishing ‘Children and Blood’ in 2010. The book tackles the complexities of honour killings and the harsh realities of women in the Middle East.