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100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011

Rank Name Company Industry Country
1 HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade Government UAE/UAE
2 Lubna Olayan Olayan Financing Company Banking & Finance Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
3 Salma Hareb JAFZA and EZW Construction & Industry UAE/UAE
4 Leila El Solh Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, Lebanon Culture & Society Lebanon/Lebanon
5 Lama Al Sulaiman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry Government Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
6 Dalia Mogahed White House Office Culture & Society USA/Egypt
7 Fatima Al Jaber Al Jaber Group Construction & Industry UAE/UAE
8 Suad Al Humaidi Property Owners Union Construction & Industry Kuwait/Kuwait
9 Dr Amina Al Rostamani TECOM Business Parks Media UAE/UAE
10 Yasmina Azhari Maersk Line shipping services Logistics Syria/Syria
11 Thoraya Ahmed Obaid United Nations Population Fund Culture & Society USA/Saudi Arabia
12 Randa Ayoubi Rubicon Holdings Media Jordan/Jordan
13 Maha Al Ghunaim Global Investment House Banking & Finance Kuwait/Kuwait
14 Dr Hessa Al Jaber ICTQatar Telecoms Qatar/Qatar
15 Sheikha Al Bahar National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait Banking & Finance Kuwait/Kuwait
16 Nayla Hayek Swatch Group Retail Switzerland/Lebanon
17 Dr Fawzieh Al Dorai Media Kuwait/Kuwait
18 Hynd Bouhia Casablanca Stock Exchange Banking & Finance Morocco/Morocco
19 Maria Maalouf Media Lebanon/Lebanon
20 Dr Nahed Taher Gulf One Investment Bank Banking & Finance Bahrain/Saudi Arabia
21 Muna Abu Sulayman Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation Culture & Society Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
22 Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani Arab International Women’s Forum Culture & Society UK/Palestine
23 Soha Nashaat Barclays Wealth Middle East Banking & Finance UAE/Egypt
24 Maryam Sharaf Dubai World Group Construction & Industry UAE/UAE
25 Raja Essa Saleh Al Gurg Essa Saleh Al Gurg Group Retail UAE/UAE
26 Rajaa Al Sanea Culture & Society USA/Saudi Arabia
27 Aminal Dasmal Alcove Entertainment Media UAE/UAE
28 Noura Al Kaabi twofour54 Media UAE/UAE
29 Rola Dashti Government Government Kuwait/Kuwait
30 Liana Badr Culture & Society Palestine/Palestine
31 Fatema Mernissi Media Morocco/Morocco
32 Hala El Saiud Egyptian Banking Institute Banking & Finance Egypt/Egypt
33 Wedad Lootah Culture & Society UAE/UAE
34 Mona Al Marri Brand Dubai Culture & Society UAE/UAE
35 Afnan Al Zayani Al Zayani Commercial Services Media Bahrain/Bahrain
36 Professor Rafia Obaid Ghubash Arab Network for Women in Science Science & IT Bahrain/Bahrain
37 Zaha Hadid Construction & Industry UK/Iraq
38 Nashwa Al Ruwaini Middle East Film Festival Culture & Society UAE/Egypt
39 Tamara Abdel Jaber Palma Science & IT Jordan/Jordan
40 Hiba Jamal MBC Media UAE/Saudi Arabia
41 Nezha Hayat Société Générale Marocaine de Banques Banking & Finance Morocco/Morocco
42 Raghida Dergham Al Hayat Media UK/Lebanon
43 Leila Abouzeid Media Morocco/Morocco
44 HH Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Al Sabah Arab Business Women's Council Culture & Society Kuwait/Kuwait
45 Sonia Ziamni Algiers Medina Project Construction & Industry Algeria/Algeria
46 Wajeha Al Huweider Media Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
47 Dr Basmah Mosleh Omair Al Sayedah Khadijah Businesswomen Centre Culture & Society Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
48 Nadine Labaki Media Lebanon/Lebanon
49 Ingie Chalhoub Etoile Group/INGIE Paris Retail UAE/UAE
50 Noor Sweid Depa United Group Construction & Industry UAE/UAE
51 Mona Eltahawy Media USA/Egypt
52 Donna Sultan KEO International Consultants Construction & Industry Kuwait/UAE
53 Riham Fouad Al-Ghanim Kuwait Finance and Investment Co Banking & Finance Kuwait/Kuwait
54 Manar Al-Hashash Science & IT Kuwait/Kuwait
55 Hind Sediqqi Ahmed Sediqqi and Sons Retail UAE/UAE
56 Soraya Narfeldt RA International Construction & Industry UAE/Lebanon
57 Raja Makhlouf Culture & Society Syria/Syria
58 Mona Al-Munajjed Booz & Company Society/Media Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
59 Nashwa Taher Al Taher Group Retail Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
61 Randa Al Akkad Al Fahim Holdings Retail Syria/Syria
62 Mona Almoayyed YK Almoayyed & Sons Retail Bahrain/Bahrain
63 Nathalie Handal Culture & Society New York/Paris/Palestine
64 Najwa Al Qassim Al Arabiya Media UAE/Lebanon
65 Dr Maha ElShinnawy The American University in Cairo Culture & Society Egypt/Egypt
66 Lamiaa Fakhry YouGov Siraj Culture & Society Saudi Arabia /Egypt
67 Buthainia Al Ansari Qatariat Media Qatar/Qatar
68 Nancy Ajram Culture & Society Lebanon/Lebanon
69 Sahar Sallab HitekNOFAL Science & IT Egypt/Egypt
70 Nujood Ali Culture & Society Yemen/Yemen
71 Areej Mohsin Darwish MHD LLC Construction & Industry Oman/Oman
72 Lujiana Moshin Darwish MHD LLC Construction & Industry Oman/Oman
73 Israa Abdel Fattah Culture & Society Egypt/Egypt
74 Hend Al Mansour Culture & Society USA/Saudi Arabia
75 Sabah Khalil Al Moayyed Eskan Bank Banking & Finance Bahrain/Bahrain
76 Farida Mohammed Farid Khamis Oriental Carpet Weavers Construction & Industry Egypt/Egypt
77 Elissar Zakaria Khoury Culture & Society Lebanon/Lebanon
78 Lubna Azabal Culture & Society Belguim/Morocco
79 Soha Aboul Farag Banking & Finance Saudi Arabia
80 Cherifa Khaddar Culture & Society Algeria/Algeria
81 Dr Mayada Baydas Development Innovations Group Banking & Finance USA/Lebanon
82 Sulaf Fawakherji Culture & Society Syria/Syria
83 Noura Al Nowais Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Government UAE/UAE
84 Lilia Labidi Minister of Women, Family, Children and Senior Citizens, Tunisia Government Tunisia/Tunisia
85 Maha Hussain Kuwait’s Petrochemicals Industries Company Construction & Industry Kuwait/Kuwait
86 Hala Gorani CNN Media USA/Syria
87 Leila Al Sheikhali Al Jazeera Media Qatar/Iraq
88 Laila Abid Media Holland /Morocco
89 Sara Ismail Mohammed Al Bashayer Investment Company Banking & Finance UAE/UAE
90 Khadija Ben Ghanna Al Jazeera Media Algeria (Qatar)
91 Samra Al Kuwais Osool Brokerage Company (Women’s Division) Banking & Finance Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
92 Salma Hayek Culture & Society Mexico/Lebanon
93 Reem Acra Culture & Society USA/Lebanon
94 Sheikha Munira Qubeysi Al Qubaysiat Culture & Society Syria/Syria
95 Fatima Shawqi Al Tajdeed Cultural and Social Society Culture & Society Bahrain/Bahrain
96 Heba Raouf Ezzat Culture & Society Egypt/Egypt
97 Sabrina Jawhar Culture & Society Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
98 Alaa Kutkut Sport Jordan/Jordan
99 Noora Hamid Arabian International Financial Services & GM of International Financial Services Banking & Finance UAE/UAE
100 Rima Fakih Culture & Society USA/Lebanon