100 most powerful Arab women of the year 2013.


UAE Minister for Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has topped the list of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women, published on Monday by CEO Middle East.

It was Sheikha Lubna’s third successive year in pole position, with her taking the spot just above Saudi Arabia’s Lubna Olayan.  HH Princess Ameerah, vice chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, was ranked third, with Iraqi born architect Zaha Hadid in fourth place. Construction boss Fatima Al Jaber was fifth.


The highest new entry was sixth place Sheikha Maha Mansour Salman Jasim Al Thani, who made history by becoming Qatar’s first ever female judge. She is one of two new entries in the top ten alone, with UAE Federal National Council First deputy speaker Amal Al Qubasi in seventh place.

The UAE accounted for a record number of places on the 2013 list, with 20 women originally from the UAE, with 24 now based in the country. Saudi Arabia accounted for 14 entries with Lebanon coming third with 13.

Complete List of  Powerfull Arab Women is given below :

Rank Name Sector Country
1 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Government UAE
2 Lubna Olayan Banking and finance Saudi Arabia
3 Princess Ameerah Al Taweel Culture and society Saudi Arabia
4 Zaha Hadid Construction Iraq
5 Fatima Al Jaber Construction and industry UAE
6 Sheikha Maha Mansour Salman Jasim Al Thani Culture and society Qatar
7 Amal Al Qubaisi Government UAE
8 Nayla Hayek Retail Lebanon
9 Mona Al Munajjed Culture and society Saudi Arabia
10 Suad Al Humaidi Banking and finance Kuwait
11 Tawakkul Karman Culture and Society Yemen
12 Yousra Arts and entertainment Egypt
13 Amina Al Rustamani Media UAE
14 Leila El Solh Culture and society Lebanon
15 Fatema Mernissi Arts and entertainment Morocco
16 Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah Culture and society Kuwait
17 Badriya Al Bishr Media Saudi Arabia
18 Mona Al Marri Media UAE
19 Bahia Al Jishi Culture and society Bahrain
20 Hessa Al Jaber IT and Telecoms Qatar
21 Sheikha Al Bahar Banking and finance Kuwait
22 Haifa Al Mansour Arts and entertainment Saudi Arabia
23 Randa Ayoubi Media Jordan
24 Hayat Sindi Science Saudi Arabia
25 Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg Construction and industry UAE
26 Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Culture and society Saudi Arabia
27 Nahed Taher Banking and finance Saudi Arabia
28 Dr Samia Al Amoudi Science Saudi Arabia
29 Salma Hareb Transport UAE
30 Mona Eltahawy Media Egypt
31 Fairouz Arts and entertainment Lebanon
32 Nisreen Shocair Retail UAE
33 Nayla Al Khaja Arts and entertainment UAE
34 Maha Al Ghunaim Banking and finance Kuwait
35 Manahel Thabet Science UAE
36 Hala Gorani Media Syria
37 Raja Ben Slama Culture and society Tunisia
38 Jouhayna Samawi Arts and entertainment Syria
39 Nadine Labaki Arts and entertainment Lebanon
40 Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser Al Thani Banking and finance Qatar
41 Nancy Ajram Arts and entertainment Lebanon
42 Elissa Arts and entertainment Lebanon
43 Khawla Al Khuraya Science Saudi Arabia
44 Donna Sultan Construction and industry Kuwait
45 Khadija Al Salami Arts and entertainment Yemen
46 Anissa Helou Culture and society Lebanon/Syria
47 Nawara Negm Media Egypt
48 Kholoud Ahmed Al Dhaheri Culture and society UAE
49 Cyrine Abdelnour Arts and entertainment Lebanon
50 Noura Al Kaabi Media UAE
51 Samar Mezghani Culture and society Tunisia
52 Buthaina Al Ansari Culture and society Qatar
53 Hind Seddiqi Retail UAE
54 Noor Sweid Construction and industry UAE
55 Rola Dashti Government Kuwait
56 Najwa Karam Arts and entertainment Lebanon
57 Wafa Al Rimi Construction and industry Yemen
58 Sara Akbar Construction and industry Kuwait
59 Manal Al Sharif Culture and society Saudi Arabia
60 Maryam Matar Science UAE
61 Sarah Shuhail Culture and society UAE
62 Zainab Salbi Culture and society Iraq
63 Maha Hussain Construction and Industry Kuwait
64 Nashwa Al Ruwaini Media UAE
65 Sulafa Memar Arts and entertainment Syria
66 Octavia Nasr Media Lebanon
67 Soraya Salti Culture and society Jordan
68 Khadija Ben Ganna Media Algeria
69 Zeina Tabari Construction and industry UAE
70 Ingie Chalhoub Retail UAE
71 Haifa Kaylani Culture and society Palestine
72 Sulaf Fawakherji Art and entertainment Syria
73 Mona Kazindar Culture and society Saudi Arabia
74 Mona Almoayyed Culture and society Bahrain
75 Yasmina Azhari Transport Syria
76 Wedad Lootah Culture and society UAE
77 Nawal Al Saadawi Culture and society Egypt
78 Riham Fouad Al Ghanim Banking and finance Kuwait
79 Afnan Al Zayani Culture and society Bahrain
80 Nashwa Taher Construction and industry Saudi Arabia
81 Mona Bawarshi Transport Lebanon
82 Sahar Mohamed Ali El Sallab Banking and finance Egypt
83 Shadia Mansour Arts and entertainment Palestine
84 Assila Zaher Al Harthy Banking and finance Oman
85 Lama Al Sulaiman Government Saudi Arabia
86 Dalia Mogahed Culture and society Egypt
87 Muna Abusulayman Culture and society Saudi Arabia
88 Ghosson Al Khaled Construction and industry Kuwait
89 Hend Sabri Culture and society Tunisia
90 Christine Sfeir Retail Lebanon
91 Ahlam Arts and entertainment UAE
92 Lulwa Al Awadhi Culture and society Bahrain
93 Lina Ben Mhenni Culture and society Tunisia
94 Faten Al Naqeeb Culture and society Kuwait
95 Ebtisam Abdulaziz Arts and entertainment UAE
96 Annemarie Jacir Arts and entertainment Palestine
97 Zina Yazji Media Syria
98 Amira Yahyaoui Culture and society Algeria
99 Joelle Mardinian Arts and entertainment UAE
100 Kholoud Faqih Culture and society Palestine


Via : Arabian Business

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