Alwaleed foundation names secretary general
Riyadh, January 8, 2012
The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, chaired by Saudi Prince Alwaleed, said it has appointed Nadia Bakhurji as the new secretary general.
The Foundation encourages and supports organizations, studies, and academic centers focusing on empowering Saudi women, alleviating poverty, upgrading services provided to the population, and other social infrastructure issues that face the country.
The announcement was made during a board meeting of the foundation where members discussed its future strategic plans and also its existing projects.
The meeting was attended by Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, board vice chairwoman, Nada Al Sugair, executive director Finance and Administration, Muna AbuSulayman, former secretary general and Dr Sheikh Ali Al Nashwan, religious advisor.
On her new role, Bakhurji said, "I am truly honored and pray that through my position as secretary general I can provide the leadership and support to take our noble foundation forward to new heights and successes both nationally and globally."
Welcoming her, Princess Ameerah said Bakhurji had been chosen for the key post due to her passion for philanthropy and her successful leadership background.
"We have full confidence in her ability to succeed in the service of the Foundation locally and globally," she added-TradeArabia News Service