Nashwa Al Ruwaini, CEO of Pyramedia Production Company, has been named on Forbes Middle East magazine’s list of Most Powerful Arab Women 2015. As 23rd on the list of 200, Nashwa is the first figure from the media industry to be included.The award was presented as part of a ceremony held at the Oberoi, Dubai, to recognise the achievements of women in business and government. Other women recognised include Mona Almoayyed, Managing Director of YK Almoayyed & Sons, Bahrain; Amna BinHendi, Deputy Chair, BinHendi Group UAE and Shaikha Al Maskari, Chair, Al Maskari Holdings, UAE.
“The magazine is pleased to announce its highly anticipated list of the Most Powerful Arab Woman for the third consecutive year,” says Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-In-Chief, Forbes Middle East. “This award stems from Forbes’s vision to recognise the success and achievements of Arab women across all sectors, particularly those ladies with unlimited capacities, innovation and creativity, who take appropriate decisions and contribute to support the Arab region’s economy.”
Nashwa adds “This recognition is of a special kind because it was issued by a renowned and leading specialised publication. It highlights the active and successful role of women in all sectors of business, recognising the most influential and accomplished female figures in several industry sectors that remained male-dominated for decades.”