40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Raha Moharrak

Industry: Sport

Designation: Mountaineer

Country: Saudi Arabia

Age: 29

Country of residence: Saudi Arabia

The first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest – in May 2013 – Raha Moharrak was also the youngest Arab to ever achieve the feat, aged 25. The Jeddah native, who continues to be an inspiration for women across the Arab world, recently became the first Arab brand ambassador for Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer. In an interview, Moharrak said: “I’ve learned a lot of over the years. First is that there’s no shame in failure. There’s no shame in failing. A lot of people don’t even start trying something new because they are too afraid to fail. And that’s where the problem is.”