100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Nadine Hanafi
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Nadine Hanafi

Industry: Technology

Designation: Tech entrepreneur

Country: US (Morocco)

Country of origin: @Naydeene

Age: 28

With her passion to make complicated ideas simple, Nadine Hanafi founded We Are Visual, a company dedicated to turning mediocre PowerPoint presentations into visual experiences that “persuade, inspire and engage”, in 2013.

We Are Visual specialises in creating highly visual and engaging presentations that help their clients tell a compelling story. Two years ago, Hanafi used her personal savings to start the company, and within 14 months, she grew the business to a six-figure revenue with no external capital. Based in Miami, the company serves an international clientele across five languages and works with professional speakers, entrepreneurs and Fortune 100 companies.

In December 2014, it was voted Miami’s Most Innovative Startup and received the award for Best Design. Hanafi herself was named ‘Top US Entrepreneur under 35’ by the Empact Showcase and honoured at the United Nations. Originally from Morocco, Hanafi speaks five languages and is an avid traveller.