TheFace: Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman, board member of General Entertainment Authority

Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 17 August 2018
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TheFace: Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman, board member of General Entertainment Authority

  • In 2011, Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman was awarded the title of the fifth most powerful woman in the Arab world

Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman is a board member of General Entertainment Authority and board member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has a Ph.D. in health and nutrition from King’s College of London.
She was the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be elected as a board member of the chamber of commerce in 2005, and was re-elected deputy chairwoman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in December 2009, becoming the first female to hold such a post in Saudi history; she is also the first woman to join the Committee on Entertaining.
In 2011, she was awarded the title of the fifth most powerful woman in the Arab world, in a list compiled by Arabian businesses, and she was a board member of Club Med in France. She heads the Saudi delegation at the ILO, where she represents the private sector.
Al-Sulaiman is also a board member and business developer at Rolaco Holdings, a board member of Foras Investment in Saudi Arabia, and a member of Coutts advisory board.
She is a board member of the Khadijah Bint Khuwailed Lobbying Center for Women, and a member of the Ministry of Labor advisory board on women’s issues.
Al-Sulaiman is a Fellow of the third class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a guest expert at UN Women.
She is a member of the King’s College philanthropic board, and board member of the Society of Majid bin Abdul Aziz for Development and Social Services.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.