40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Lama Younis

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Hissah Enrichment Centre

Designation: Forensic psychologist, criminologist and founder of Hissah Enrichment Centre

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 34

Country of residence: Saudi Arabia

As a woman in Saudi arabia, it was not easy for Lama Younis to become the region’s first forensic psychologist and criminologist, and found the Hissah Enrichment Centre, which focusses on the prevention of child abuse and the empowerment of its victims in the region. But that’s exactly why she does it. Ultimately, Younis aspires to forge, guide and support a commitment by families and nations to prevent child abuse, ensuring every child grows up in a secure and healthy environment.