Sheikha Hessa bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah, President, Council of Arab Businesswomen
A successful entrepreneur who has worked at the International Marine Petroleum Company, and within Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense’s Department of Medical Services, Sheikha Hessa is now president of the Council of Arab Businesswomen.
With an emphasis on women’s empowerment in the workplace, she has served on several committees, including the Kuwait Volunteers Women Society, the Kuwait Businesswomen Committee, Arab African Woman Council, and the Women’s Affairs Committee.
Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.