HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud
Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies
HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud is the Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies. For over 37 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 124 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. Working with its partners, Alwaleed Philanthropies seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.
Princess Lamia is the daughter of Prince Majed bin Saud, the son of King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 from Misr International University, Cairo. In 2003, she started the publishing company, Sada Al Arab. 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. The book tackles the complex issue of honour killings, and reflects on the harsh realities with which women in the Middle East are faced.
In 2017, Princess Lamia received the first of its kind “Change Maker Award” at the Aid & Trade Conference in London in recognition of Princess Lamia’s humanitarian and philanthropic efforts worldwide. In the same year, Princess Lamia received an honorary medal from the Vice President of Laos Dr. Phankham Viphavanh in recognition of Princess Lamia’s philanthropic efforts in the country.