100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Wafa Al Rimi
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Wafa Al Rimi

Industry: Construction and industry

Company: Creative Generation

Designation: CEO

Country: Yemen

Occupation: CEO

In the midst of upheaval that struck her country during the Arab Spring, Al Rimi, a 16-year-old Yemeni student, decided, along with a number of her peers, to start her own business, Creative Generation, which creates solar-powered appliances as a panacea to power outages. Her company’s clients include the Movenpick Hotel.

Al Rimi’s entrepreneurial skills were recognised by Queen Rania of Jordan in a speech this year. Queen Rania namechecked the schoolgirl during her address to the World Future Energy Summit.

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