Tue 01 Mar 2011 12:21 PM
Muna Abu Sulayman

Muna Abu Sulayman

Industry: Culture & Society

Company: Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation

Designation: Secretary General

Country: Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Secretary General

Since separating from Kingdom Holding three years ago, the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation has grown into a stand-alone organisation run like a business. At the helm is Muna Abu Sulayman, one of HRH Prince Alwaleed’s most trusted advisors.

Abu Sulauman is charged with spending up to $100m a year on good causes, she has one of the most important jobs in Saudi society today. “I’m doing some research on cement prices. If I can find a cheaper quote, the difference could be huge, seeing as we are trying to build 10,000 new apartments, "the Secretary General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation told Arabian Business in November.

Wherever you go in Saudi Arabia, it’s hard not to notice the work of the foundation. You could visit one of 62 mosques that have been built or drink from one of the numerous waterline networks set up in the kingdom. The work includes housing units donated to poverty stricken local families, electric generators that help illuminate remote villages, the funding of hospitals, and the provision of loans and help to the poor who wish to get married but cannot afford the expenses.