Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia bint Majid AlSaud was honoured this evening at the annual Arabian Business Achievement Awards.
At a glittering ceremony in the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Princess Lamia was described as a “ground-breaking game changer”.
Only a few months ago Princess Lamia was appointed as a champion of Generation Unlimited, the global partnership working to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens.
Launched in 2018, she aims to use her platform, leading role and widespread experience, to focus on generating private sector support for programmes that empower young people and provide them with quality education and training opportunities.
As the Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Philanthropies, her influence goes even further with the foundation active at a global level, with initiatives in over 180 countries and focusing on cultural understanding, community development, women and youth empowerment and crisis relief.
This year she invested $2.5m to support a project which conducted the first-ever nationwide study of 15,000 Saudi households to gain insights into women’s involvement in areas such as the economy, health, education, legislation and society.
Accepting the award, Princess Lamia paid tribute to her team. "Believe in people; when you believe in people, this is the best thing in life. I'd like to thank my team. It's not a normal team. We are working in 180 countries. While we are speaking, there are over 60 projects around the world ongoing."
The event also honoured business leaders, a leading international sports star, a successful writer and author and an inspirational programme that mentors entrepreneurs in the Arab world.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)