His highness prince
Entrepreneur and pioneer
in the creative and technology sectors
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).
“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”
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.
A Stanford graduate with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Management Science & Engineering and Middle Eastern Studies & Literature.
He began his career as Head of User Operations for Facebook Arabic, where he launched the social network's Arabic version in 2009.
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.
In 2011 he was named "Most Influential International Youth" at the Arab Youth Media Forum.
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.
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.
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.
Fahad is a regular keynote speaker on tech and innovation for UNICEF as well as the Harvard Arab Association.
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.
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.
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.