100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Lama Al Sulaiman
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Lama Al Sulaiman

Industry: Government

Designation: Vice chairwoman

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Vice chairwoman

Lama Al Sulaiman was elected deputy chairwoman of the Jeddah Chamber for Commerce and Industry in December 2009, becoming the first female to hold such a post in Saudi history.

Her appointment was even more remarkable given that just a week before standing for election, the businesswoman was told she had beaten breast cancer. The mother of four studied biochemistry at King Abdulaziz University before taking on her doctorate in nutrition from King’s College London.