His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Foreign Minister, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Centennial Fund grants the Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Global Award for Entrepreneurship for the winners in six branches today. His highness also will honor the “Leading Entrepreneurship person of 2014” award to Professor Muhammad Younis, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. The awards ceremony coincides with the launching of the first Global Forum on Entrepreneurship, which will be held for the first time in Saudi Arabia under the slogan «Towards Global Entrepreneurship», in which about 500 local, Gulf and global experts are involved. The forum is a prestigious event held once a year, carrying a number of important events including Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Award for Entrepreneurship where he meets senior business leaders, intellectuals, journalists, investors, researchers and decision-makers. They all get the chance to meet through discussion sessions about the latest trends and challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the current stage.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi, General Director of the Centennial Fund and the General Secretary of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah award for Global Entrepreneurship, said that the award to Professor Muhammad Younis, as the “best leader of Entrepreneurship” for 2014 came after his notable efforts in highlighting the culture of entrepreneurship. He also stressed on the fact that the Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Award is the first on the global level to honor outstanding entrepreneurs and serves as a pilot program to encourage entrepreneurship. The event is held and designed to celebrate, appreciate and reward the owners of pilot projects in Saudi Arabia and the world.