Sami Al Batati
Founder and presenter of YouTube channel the Shadow of the Book

Sami Al-Batati (panel discussion 3) was born in Riyadh. He graduated from the College of Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with honors and received the Reader of the Year (the “iRead") Award, organized by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), in 2017.

He is the founder and presenter of the "Shadow of the Book" channel on YouTube, which has 345,000 subscribers and more than 160 reviews. He has worked as a cultural advisor to a number of private entities, and has participated in cultural seminars with the Ministry of Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Culture and Youth in the United Arab Emirates. He is the director of the Reading Enrichment Program (iRead) at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.