Sunday, 4 December 2022

Amr Al-Dabbagh, Chairman and CEO, Al-Dabbagh Group

Saudi Arabia

Champion's Profile

Net Worth $2 billion Amr Al-Dabbagh (born 1966) is a Saudibusinessman, philanthropist, former government minister, and author. He is the chairman and CEO of the Jeddah-based Al-Dabbagh Group. Al-Dabbagh is the founder of the Stars Foundation, a non-profit devoted to helping disadvantaged children, and Philanthropy University, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Global South civil society organizations, providing free non-credit courses based in Oakland, California.

UNDP SDG

Humanitarian

Description and impact

London-based Stars Foundation supports locally-led solutions for children and young people in the 100 countries with the highest “under five” mortality rate. 2016 marked 10 years of the Foundation’s flagship Impact Awards, an awards programme recognising outstanding locally-led organisations working to improve the lives of children. Stars Foundation is also the convenor of the With and For Girls Collective, a group of organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. Philanthropy University Berkeley-based Philanthropy University is a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector. Its 100X20 vision aims to impact the lives of 100 million people by 2020 by training hundreds of thousands of learners working for social good, elevating their cause and furthering their reach.