Muna Abu-Sulayman

Muna Abu-Sulayman

Muna AbuSulayman (born 1973) is a leading Saudi media personality in the Middle East. As a co-host of one of MBC TV’s most popular social programs, Kalam Nawaem, she has become an easily recognizable celebrity in the Middle East and abroad. As a public and media personality, major organizations and companies often ask her to speak on issues relating to Arab society, media, and building bridges of understanding between the East and West. In 2005, she became the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed by the United Nations Development Program as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Ms. AbuSulayman gives keynote addresses at High school academic conferences and graduations. She also speaks at business meetings and corporations. She frequently appears as a panelist at the Davos World Economic Forum, Jeddah Economic Forum, C-100 of the World Economic Forum, Brookings Institute Conferences and many other venues. Ms AbuSulayman is divorced and has two daughters, she is one of the few saudi women who accepts appearing in public without cover, and due to her looks and fashion sense she was an ideal fit for Saudi Arabia to change the image of women in the country.

Ms. AbuSulayman also serves as Executive Director of the Kingdom Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company. In this capacity, she is developing and implementing the Foundation’s mission, vision, and operations for strategic philanthropy and humanitarian assistance. She is responsible for the global philanthropic activities, projects, and donations that reach the globe. Since 1997, Ms. AbuSulayman has served as lecturer on American literature at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

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