Muna AbuSulayman

Co-founder of Meedan.com, Co-host of Kalam Nawaem MBC Show, Regional Expert in the UN World Humanitarian Summit

Muna AbuSulayman (Non-Executive Director), from 1997 to 2004 was English Department Lecturer at King Saud University, from 2002 to 2007 was co-host of Kalam Nawaem on MBC, from 2004 to 2006 was Executive Manager of Strategic Studies and Research Initiatives at Kingdom Holding Company, from 2009 to 2013 was Secretary General and Executive Director of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, and from 2014 to the present heads Directions Consulting, her own business, which is a strategic philanthropy advisor which both launches and advises others on philanthropic and CSR ventures.

She attended King Abdulaziz University, International Islamic University (Malaysia) and George Mason University (USA), graduated in 1993 from George Mason University with a B.A. and M.A. in English literature, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Arab-American Literature from King Saud University. She is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Development Programme (appointed in 2007) and is Global Ambassador of Silatech, a Qatar-based social initiative that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world (appointed in 2013).

She is an Advisory Board Member of the Muslim Women’s Fund, a Member of Soliya, an organization devoted to improving communications between East and West through university education, an Advisory Board Member of Meedan which builds digital tools for global journalism and translation, and is the premier content translation website service for Arabic, a Director for the Friends of Saudi Arabia Association (2004), a Member of the Saudi Media Association, an Advisory Board Member of Peaceful Families Project and an Advisory Board Member of Gem Schools.