100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Leila El Solh
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Leila El Solh

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Alwaleed bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation

Designation: Vice president

Country: Lebanon

Occupation: Vice president

Leila El Solh, the youngest daughter of the late former
Lebanese prime minister Riad El Solh, might have made her name in politics –
she was the first woman in the country’s history to hold a cabinet position
when she took on the Minister of Industry brief in 2004 – but today she is best
known for her work with the Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in
Lebanon. In 2008, she was awarded the Pontifical Medal by Pope Benedict XVI.