Her Royal Highness, Princess Lamia bint Majid AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies
HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud is the Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies. For over 35 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 124 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. The foundation collaborates with a range of philanthropic, government, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Working with its partners, Alwaleed Philanthropies seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.
Princess Lamia was appointed Secretary General on 1 April 2016, having previously served as Executive Manager of Media & Communication at the foundation. She is the daughter of Prince Majed bin Saud, the son of King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Princess Lamia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 from Misr International University, Cairo, majoring in Public Relations & Marketing Advertising and minoring in Journalism. In 2003, she started the publishing company, Sada Al Arab. The company produced three magazines and was operated from Cairo, Beirut and Dubai. She also became a partner in a number of marketing companies based in Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in 2006.
In 2010, the Princess published her first novel, Children & Blood, through Dar Al Saqi, one of the most respected independent publishing companies in the Middle East. The book tackles the complex issue of honour killings, and reflects on the harsh realities with which women in the Middle East are faced.