Princess Lolowah Al-Faisal

One of leading power women in the Saudi royal family, with a prominent presence on both local and global stages

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Princess Lolowah Bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the daughter of the late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz, and the wife of Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen bin Abdul Aziz, former Prince of the Hail region.

She devoted her life to elevating the status of women in Saudi Arabia, especially in the field of education. She has been a member of Al Nahda Charitable Society for Women in Riyadh since 1970. During the period from 1990 to 1990, she helped supervise the Dar Al Hanan School in Jeddah, which was considered the first high school for women in Saudi Arabia.

In 1999, she founded Effat University, and took on the entire project, from fundraising, to curricular development monitoring,  to project supervision, to faculty staff recruitment. She currently serves as the university’s Vice President of the Board of Founders and of the Board of Trustees, and its General Supervisor.

Princess Lolowah represented Saudi Arabia in various international forums. She served as a member of the International Trade Committee at the Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry. In 2006, she led a delegation of Saudi businesswomen to Hong Kong. She also participated in Saudi trade missions abroad and accompanied senior family members on a number of diplomatic trips.

She also had a prominent presence at the 2007 World Economic Forum, where she spoke against the then driving ban on women in Saudi Arabia. At the forum, she called on more rights for women that would help correct Western misconceptions around the country’s progress.