Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan



Her Royal Highness Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan is the Founder of Burhan Almarifa, a Saudi company focused on maturing the culture, encouraging innovation, and enabling research and development in the legal sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is the Founder of the Saudi Law Conference and Chairman of its Organizing Committee since its launch in 2018. With a passion to preserve and conserve the ocean, she is also a Director of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s board since 2016. She is Senior Advisor at Al Akeel & Partners in Cooperation with Mayer Brown. Princess Hala was also the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum representative for KSA from 2019-2021. She started her career in 2008 as a legal researcher at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Economic Cities Agency (SAGIA-ECA), and then as a legal advisor at SAGIA-ECA. She was a Co-Founder of The Empowerment Hub, a social enterprise which focused on raising awareness about health and fitness for women and youth in Saudi Arabia until 2018. Princess Hala graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Wellesley College in 2005 and then earned her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Boston University School of Law in 2008.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in the UK and Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the Saudi Branch of CIArb, Deputy Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Global Diwan, France.

She was recognized as “Woman of the Year” at the first Women in Law Awards by LexisNexis in 2022.


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