Industry: Construction and industry
Company: Creative Generation
In the midst of upheaval that struck her country during the Arab Spring, Al Rimi, a 16-year-old Yemeni student, decided, along with a number of her peers, to start her own business, Creative Generation, which creates solar-powered appliances as a panacea to power outages. Her company’s clients include the Movenpick Hotel.
Al Rimi’s entrepreneurial skills were recognised by Queen Rania of Jordan in a speech this year. Queen Rania namechecked the schoolgirl during her address to the World Future Energy Summit.