100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Princess Ameerah Al Taweel

Princess Ameerah Al Taweel

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation

Designation: Vice chairwoman

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Vice chairwoman

“We’re creating the first women leaders network in Saudi Arabia,” Princess Ameerah told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in October last year.

“We have women leaders in different sectors. They get together, they set priorities and how to tackle these priorities and reach their voices to the right people. This is a step that I think will create a positive change.” The wife of HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Princess Ameerah is now one of the world’s most recognised philanthropists through her work at her husband’s foundation. She supports a wide range of humanitarian interests both in Saudi Arabia and across the world. Princess Ameerah has opened an orphanage in Burkina Faso, and spearheaded humanitarian trips to Pakistan and Somalia.

She is a member of the board of trustees at the Doha-based Silatech organisation, and formally opened the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for Islamic Studies at Cambridge University in the UK, alongside Prince Philip. Princess Ameerah received the Humanitarian Award on behalf of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards in 2010.