Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, has been honoured with the award for 'Outstanding Achievements in Philanthropy' at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards in Dubai. The international award recognises the royal's extensive philanthropic work and dedication to securing social change across the Middle East and beyond.
Commenting on receiving the award, Princess Lamia said: "I am honored to accept this award and want to thank my inspiring team at Alwaleed Philanthropies, who work every day to make the world a more compassionate, tolerance and accepting place."
HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud | Supplied
She continued: "Our approach is a collective one, bringing together visionary people of all ages and backgrounds to tackling the challenges facing society."
In her role as Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, the royal is a leading figure in encouraging female empowerment, and has successfully established firm partnerships with global organisations dealing with humanitarian issues, healthcare and women's rights, such as UNICEF, UN Women and the Red Cross, among others.
This is not the first time Princess Lamia's philanthropic dedication has been internationally and regionally recognised. In 2017, she was awarded the 'Achievement in Philanthropies Award' at the Arab Women of the Year ceremony, as well as the first ever ‘Change Maker Award’ at the Aid & Trade Conference in London.
In May 2019, Her Royal Highness was appointed as the very first UNICEF Generation Unlimited Champion from the Middle East. The appointment also earned her the title of being the world's first non-governmental appointee to take on the respected role.