Company: Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi and twofour54
Country of origin: @NouraAlKaabi
As CEO of the Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi and its commercial arm, twofour54, Noura Al Kaabi has been instrumental in developing the UAE’s media and creative content scene across all mediums. The authority now has more than 240 media organisations on its campus and has launched the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, and the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.
Al Kaabi also is involved in government policy as a member of the Federal National Council, where she has particularly promoted measures to protect the rights of children. She also sits on the board of Abu Dhabi Media, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Image Nation and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Al Kaabi spends what little spare time she has as a member of the Advisory Board for Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
Her work has been recognised by prestigious media outlets internationally, including as the first Emirati to be ranked in Foreign Policy magazine’s ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers List’. She is regularly included in CEO Middle East’s 100 most powerful Arab Women list.