HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud appointed as first ever UN-Habitat Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States.
Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud, appointed as the first ever Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab States by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) during a press conference at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum.
In her role as Secretary General at Alwaleed Philanthropies, Princess Lamia leads an all-female team that is combatting inequalities.
She also provides opportunities for those in need in the Middle East and around the world.
In addition to investing in programs and initiatives that build cross-cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women and young people.
Alwaleed Philanthropies has established partnerships with global organizations in humanitarian issues, healthcare, development and civil society.
Princess Lamia commented on receiving the award, “I am extremely humbled to be appointed as the first ever Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab world on behalf of UN-Habitat.
I very much hope that this appointment serves as inspiration for young people across the Arab region that there is no limitation on their aspirations.”
Princess Lamia was appointed Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies in April 2016
The Princess has a bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing and advertising from Misr International University in Cairo, Egypt.
In 2003, the princess founded Sada Al-Arab, a publishing company operating from Cairo, Beirut and Dubai.
Princess also co-founded Media Codes Ltd. in Egypt and the Fortune Media Group in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
She was editor in chief of Rotana magazine between 2004 and 2006. She held the same position at Mada magazine between 2002 and 2008.
In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Arab Women’s Award for her charitable work.
In 2019, Princess Lamia was appointed as a champion of Generation Unlimited, a global partnership that aims to boost the productivity of young people.