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

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

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

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.