HH Prince Fahad Al Saud is an entrepreneur, CEO and pioneer in the Middle East’s creative and technology sectors. He is committed to social change; backing initiatives to empower people and businesses across the Middle East, the USA and Africa. With a determined and entrepreneurial 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 NA3M (New Arabic Media).
NA3M is an award-winning transmedia creative incubator. Its aim is to deliver change through creativity; building, shaping and supporting Arabic entertainment online. NA3M creates entertaining games, animated series and web comics that are inspired by Arabic culture, filling a void for underserviced audiences in the Middle Eastern gaming and media space, and globally. In late 2014, NA3M 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.
As a notable figure 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 has also consulted on Saudi Arabia’s first ever Start-up Weekend and in 2011 was 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 Richard Branson, Desmond Tutu and Founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.
Fahad is also actively involved in the arts, fashion and popular culture; sourcing and developing cultural and technological links, as well as creative content and brands that promote social development, women’s rights and youth empowerment.
Twitter – @na3mGames
Facebook – NA3M Games
Instagram – @yolofahad
Website – fahadalsaud.net