Ameerah tops Gulf young achievers' list
Riyadh, September 26, 2012
Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, the secretary general and vice chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations, has ranked first in the list of 30 young achievers under the age of 30 which is featured by Gulf Business Magazine.
The “30 Under 30” list presents the Gulf region's top under-30 achievers from various fields, who have managed to influence societies and impact economies.
Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, the head of Emerging Arabia at Google comes second in the “30 Under 30” list followed by Khalid Alkudair, the COO of Markets at KPMG.
Princess Ameerah has been acknowledged for her leading role in empowering women and youth in addition to developing communities and promoting inter faith dialogue through her work at the Alwaleed Foundations.
The Foundations, chaired by her husband Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, supports programs aimed at poverty alleviation, community development, disaster relief, interfaith dialogue, and women's empowerment.
Ameerah too feels passionately about women's right to contribute fully in Saudi society and has spoken out publicly on this issue.
The Princess had earlier received the ITP Special “Humanitarian Award” on behalf of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards ceremony in 2010.
She was also named the most high profile newcomer to "CEO Middle East 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2012" list, arriving in fourth place. She also received the “Woman Personality of the Year Award” from the Middle East Excellence Award Institute.-TradeArabia News Service