Muna AbuSulayman

Muna AbuSulayman

Social Impact Leader

Muna AbuSulayman

Muna Abu Sulayman is an award-winning strategic development leader and one of the Arab World's most popular media personalities.

She was repeatedly voted as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World; she has helped co-found several organizations and companies that deal with Women Empowerment, Media, Employment, Gender, Leadership, and Education.

With over 24 years of cross-functional experience in managing strategic organizational initiatives, both in the private and public sectors, she works with some of the world's leading philanthropists and organizations in the Arab world by advising, designing, and implementing innovative programs to solve problematic issues facing the MENA region.

As the former Secretary-General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, she supported innovation and strategic initiatives to combat poverty, empower women, and reframe the Islam-West dialogue.

She is focusing her development efforts on unemployment and entrepreneurship in the Arab world. Muna is part of the Saudi Government think tank for G20 2020 preparation (on the SDG, Women, and NGO themes) and advises various foundations on youth, media, and female empowerment. She is the Head of Directions Consulting and Partner 3S and ADRI, which aims to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies to facilitate the mechanisms of publishing, translating, and reaching Arabic content.

Abu Sulayman studied English Literature from King Saud University, Master's degree in English Literature from George Mason University and Yale World Fellow Muna also attended Executive Education Programs at Stanford University and Harvard University.