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SUAD JUFFALI - KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Humanitarian and Civic Services – 2011

Dr. Suad Juffali is a prominent philanthropist and esteemed social figure known for her lifelong dedication to social entrepreneurship. She co-founded the Help Center, an institution providing specialized education for children with intellectual disabilities.

Additionally, she serves as Chairperson of The Brain Forum Board of Foundation and Managing Director of The Ahmed Juffali Benevolent Foundation. Widowed from the Late Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah Juffali, she actively engages in community reform efforts.

Suad supports initiatives such as the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology at KAUST and provides scholarships to Arab students for higher education.

She established her own foundation to further support education globally. Suad played a pivotal role in founding women’s welfare societies in Jeddah and continues to advocate for women and children’s welfare, notably in health and education.

She holds positions on the boards of various national and international educational institutions, including the American University in Cairo, Effat University, and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.