Nashwa Al Ruwaini named in Forbes Middle East

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.”

Forbes ME to celebrate Global Meets Local study

Forbes Middle East is to hold a grand celebration party tomorrow evening to recognise the significant impact made by the MENA region’s leading executives, which is revealed in its “Global Meets Local” study of the talent leading the MENA operations of some of the most renowned global corporations. The study includes the top 100 CEOs, directors and executive management driving the regional success of global corporations with established bases in the Middle East and North Africa.

“This study honours the region’s impressive talent pool heading up the MENA operations of global corporate powerhouses,” says Forbes Middle East’s Editor-in-Chief, Khuloud Al Omian. “These individuals and the companies that they are driving into the future are playing a vital role, not only in ensuring the success of their corporations, but that of their national and regional economies too.”

With the prestigious FORBES Global 2000 — a ranking of the biggest, most powerful, and most valuable publicly listed companies in the world — as a basis for research, the findings of Forbes Middle East’s innovative study highlight the significance of the MENA region and its top executives on the global corporate stage. The study culminates in a ranking of the top 100 MENA-based business leaders and executives at the helm of their companies. Complementing the ranking is a stellar lineup of 20 well-established professionals who, although yet to complete 12 months in their roles, boast impressive track records in their respective industries.