His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud is an entrepreneur and pioneer in the creative and technology sectors. With a determined and business-driven belief in the power of ‘artistic technology’, he has contributed to works and investments in education, job creation and social empowerment. He is also Founder & CEO of NA3AM (New Arab Media).
NA3AM has established itself as a gateway to new Arabian entertainment, identity and creativity: a Vision 2030 incubator and powerhouse for talented individuals at home and elsewhere focused on building new and needed perspectives in the ever-changing global village of education and entertainment. It creates comics, events, games, film and sponsorship programs to highlight and celebrate the “New Arab”. In late 2014, NA3AM won the Audience Award and Demo Showcase at Slush in Helsinki for its innovative vision of technology investment as a cultural and economic bridge between the Middle East and Europe.
Most recently, NA3AM introduced the Saudi Girls Revolution franchise to the world, with its first comic, Latifa. Created by Fahad, the title character is the Middle East’s FIRST female superhero. Her following game The Bedoin Blade is available free on the App Store and Google Play.
As a notable youth leader in the world of technology across the Arab region and beyond, Fahad became Facebook’s Head of User Operations‐Arabic in 2008, making a significant contribution to the launch of the website’s Arabic version. He consulted on Saudi Arabia’s first ever Start-up Weekend and in 2011was named “Most Influential International Youth” at the Arab Youth Media Forum. In 2013, Fahad took on the role of mentor at the Unreasonable Institute, as part of the “Unreasonable at Sea” tech entrepreneurship program, sailing from South Africa to Ghana alongside Sir Richard Branson, Desmond Tutu and Founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.
For more information, please visit: fahadalsaud.net or NA3AM’s studio set-up at BoroughCon this weekend.