100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Nashwa Al Ruwaini
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Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Industry: Media

Company: Pyramedia

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE

Occupation: CEO

Often called the Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world, Nashwa Al
Ruwaini has made her mark as a TV personality and producer. Born in Cairo,
started her career on Qatari radio before becoming the youngest Arab woman on
TV, working for Qatar TV. She then moved to London, then Cairo, before
establishing her own production company Pyramedia in 1998. Her production
company is now one of the largest in the region producing TV shows such as the
Million’s Poet and her self-titled talk show ‘Nashwa’.