Industry: Construction & Industry
Company: RA International
Soraya Nardfeldt, the founder of RA International, describes herself as a serial entrepreneur who loves business. Her business, though, is primarily conducted in war-torn countries.
The boss of the Dubai-based company, which specialises in reconstruction assistance in conflict or post-crisis areas, is riskier than most construction jobs. RA was formed in Afghanistan in 2003, when she followed her husband to the country following his posting by the United Nations. She learnt her craft during volunteer work with the agency, then went on to found her own business.