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Category: General U.S.-Saudi Economic and Business Relations

U.S.-Saudi Economic and Business Relations

March 2, 2022

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Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud
Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed Ambassador to the United States in February 2019, and she is the first woman in the country’s history to serve in the role of Ambassador. Prior to her current appointment, Princess Reema was the Deputy of Development and Planning at the Saudi General Sports Authority and President of the Mass Participation Federation, making her the first woman to lead a multi-sports federation in the Kingdom. She started her career in the private sector, focusing on the empowerment of women in the Kingdom. In 2000, she co-founded Yibreen, a women’s gym, and from 2007 to 2015 Princess Reema was the Chief Executive Officer of Alfa International Company Limited - Harvey Nichols Riyadh, a multi-brand luxury retail company. She also founded Alf Khair, a social enterprise aimed at elevating the professional capital of Saudi women through a curriculum developed to enable financial self-sufficiency. Princess Reema is a member of the World Bank’s advisory council for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women in Sports Commission. In 2014, Fast Company recognized Princess Reema as the Most Creative Person of the year for “Inviting Women into the Workforce.” She was featured on the Forbes lists of the 200 Most Powerful Arab Women and Most Powerful Arab Women in Saudi Arabia lists for 2014. Princess Reema has a Bachelor’s degree in museum studies from George Washington University.

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