Author: Arab NewsSat, 2018-06-23 22:51ID: 1529783652904401800
Aseel Al-Hamad, the first Saudi woman board member at the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) and the first Saudi woman to own a Ferrari, is confident that allowing women to drive will have created a positive reflection of Saudi Arabia around the world.
Al-Hamad was appointed as a board member of SAMF in December 2017. She also works as the sports cars section manager at Rose Auto Magazine, the first ladies auto magazine in the Middle East.
Al-Hamad is an interior design engineer graduate, painter and businesswoman who followed her dream about Ferrari cars. She owns a successfully run design company called IDegree Design.
She received her bachelors degree in interior design from Prince Sultan University in 2009 and did a short interior design course at University of the Arts London in 2013. Al-Hamad is doing her masters in business administration at Al-Faisal University.
PR Arabia awarded Al-Hamad in February 2018 for her efforts in educating Saudi women on motorsports and driving safely. She was also selected as the jury member of the 6th edition of PR Arabia Auto Awards in Saudi Arabia.
She has won many prizes in drawing and painting competitions. In 2000, Al-Hamad won first prize for the Art Painting Competition in Riyadh, followed by another one the following year, for Lart Pur.
Al-Hamad is also a member of the Ferrari Owners Club in Saudi Arabia, the International Automobile Federation and the Saudi Council of Engineers. She believes that the new generation is talented and full of new business ideas.
Earlier, speaking to Arab News, she said: “I was so pleased by the decision, just like any other Saudi woman, and I was assured that my decision to buy the car of my dreams was the best decision to make. I am so happy because I will drive in the Kingdom.”
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