The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Lama Sulaiman
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Lama Sulaiman

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Jeddah Chamber

Designation: Deputy chairwoman

Country: Saudi Arabia

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.