Princess Reema Bint Bandar has been appointed to head the multi-sports federation in Saudi Arab, as informed by an official this Saturday. This is the first time a woman has been chosen for such role, in the Kingdom. Sports sector is usually headed by males, but this would be the first time a woman would lead the sports group. She would be managing the sports-related activities for both men and women.
Back in August 2016, the Princess was nominated by the cabinet for a senior post in the Kingdom. The post was equal to that of sports ministry. That time also was the first time for a woman to get such rank.
Princess Reema had graduated from an American university in museology. She is the daughter of the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Many women have been appointed to do jobs in Saudi Arab. The Kingdom is undergoing great reforms which incorporate the programs and plans to encourage and allow women to join the workforce.
During the month of February, three women were appointed to do the top-level jobs in male-dominated sectors.
Rania Nashar was made the CEO of Samba Group, Sarah-Al-Suhaimi chaired the Kingdom’s stock exchange and Latifa Al-Sabhan was chosen for the job of CFO of Arab National Bank (ANB).
Other reform programs introduced are the introduction of physical education classes for female pupils in schools and the revision of guardianship system.
The Prince of Saudi Arab has recently lifted the ban on driving by women. The women would be able to now drive freely in the Kingdom from June 2018.
These reform programs have brought and will bring betterment in the overall lifestyle of Saudi women and would also prove beneficial for the country’s overall economy.