Abeer Al Saud
THRIVE - Class 05
I was born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; however, my interest in cultural diversity and creativity has led me to many different countries. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences with a focus on Neuroaesthetics, the interdisciplinary study of beauty, art, history, and the philosophy of aesthetics from a visual neuroscience perspective. I also hold an MA in International Development from SOAS.
Thirsty for adventure and challenge, I chose the unconventional route of devoting myself to humanitarian causes at a very young age. I believe that my involvement in serving humanity has been the driving force for my personal and professional growth. Throughout my career thus far, my passion for social impact has led me to various positions, right from the NPO Chair to roles in the cultural & arts sectors at multilateral organizations, including the GCC and the UN. Over the course of my experiences, I have become interested in creating innovative and culturally relevant sustainable solutions geared towards positive social change.
Outside of work, I like to keep fit and eat healthy food as part of my lifestyle. I am also a certified RYA sailor, a showjumper, and an art collector. My name, Abeer, means “the floral scent” in Arabic. I am a THNK alum because I want to be part of an inspiring community of creative leaders.