100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah
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Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Council of Arab Businesswomen

Designation: Chair

Country: Kuwait

Occupation: Chair

Sheikha Hessa is president of the Council of Arab Businesswomen (CABW).  She is a successful entrepreneur with past work at the International Marine Petroleum Company, and within the Ministry of Defense’s Department of Medical Services.

With reference to women’s empowerment in the workplace, she served on several committees, including the Kuwait Volunteers Women Society, the Kuwait Businesswomen Committee, Arab African Woman Council, and the Women’s Affairs Committee.

Sheikha Hessa has served as the head of the Council for Arab Businesswomen since 1999 and has been recognised by a series of regional and international organisations.