Fahad Al Saud

His highness prince

Fahad
Al Saud

Entrepreneur and pioneer
in the creative and technology sectors

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Prince Fahad Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is committed to both local and global social change; backing initiatives to see women, youth and new business prosper across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. 

He has made pioneering contributions in education, job creation and social empowerment and is the Founder & CEO of NA3AM (New Arab Media).

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“We wanted to create content that focused on our identity and heritage as Arabs, using technology, education and entertainment as primary tools in projecting our new future”

Fahad Al Saud

Biography

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  • NA3AM

    NA3AM

    Founder of NA3AM, the MENA region's award-winning incubator and production studio, dedicated to creating multi-platform comics, games and stories, with a definitive Arab twist. NA3AM is creator of the Middle East's first female super heroine, LATIFA, as part of the "Saudi Girls Revolution" comic, game and film series.

  • Stanford

    Stanford

    A Stanford graduate with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Management Science & Engineering and Middle Eastern Studies & Literature.

  • Facebook

    Facebook

    He began his career as Head of User Operations for Facebook Arabic, where he launched the social network's Arabic version in 2009.

  • G8 / G20

    G8 / G20

    As a global and notable figure in technology, chosen for the Youth G8, Youth G20 and Nexxus' FIRST Arab chair, Fahad recently hosted Google Founder, Eric Schmidt, in Saudi Arabia. He also consulted on Saudi's first Start-up Weekend.

  • Youth Media Forum

    Youth Media Forum

    In 2011 he was named "Most Influential International Youth" at the Arab Youth Media Forum.

  • Playsino

    Playsino

    In 2012, one of the US' top gaming publishers, Playsino, acquired Fahad's company, Popover Games, providing multi-player heritage games for Facebook and other mobile platforms. As co-founder, he was pivotal in one of the first international sales of an Arab-owned social gaming company.

  • Unreasonable Institute

    Unreasonable Institute

    In 2013, Fahad was appointed as mentor at the Unreasonable Institute’s international tech entrepreneurship program, alongside Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Peace Prize awardee Desmond Tutu and Founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.

  • NATO

    NATO

    A frequent NATO lecturer on the Middle East’s social media, cyber security and privacy issues, Fahad’s contributions to the privacy and security sectors gave rise to his 2011 appointment as Ambassador of Privacy to the Arab World by Dr. Anna Cavokian, Canada’s Information & Privacy Commissioner.

  • UNICEF

    UNICEF

    Fahad is a regular keynote speaker on tech and innovation for UNICEF as well as the Harvard Arab Association.

  • PVBLIC

    PVBLIC

    As one of PVBLIC's board members, he regularly contributes to the organization's international media campaigns, focused on steering consensus towards social responsibility and youth.

  • HAMMER AWARD

    HAMMER AWARD

    In 2015, Fahad received his first "Hammer" as Founder & CEO of NA3AM. The company was rewarded for its efforts in redefining the Arab identity and positively shifting global narrative at the Tribeca Institute's Disruptive Innovation Awards in New York City.

  • OBAMA

    OBAMA

    Fahad was chosen by the Obama administration as a Next Generation Leader, visiting the White House and recommending millennial solutions on healthcare, energy reform, and women's rights, under the patronage of Warren Buffet. In 2016, he met with Presidents Obama and Clinton, who both congratulated him on his continued works with NA3AM, women's rights, and generating new platforms for future, more inclusive generations.

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