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

Industry: Construction and industry

Company: Al Taher Group

Designation: Executive director

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Executive director

Nashwa Taher is director of her family’s Al Taher Group, a
Saudi-based conglomerate whose interests range from contracting to foodstuffs.

Taher made history in 2005 when she became one of the first
Saudi women to win elected office in Saudi Arabia as board member of the Jeddah
Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Taher became Saudi Arabia’s specialty food
pioneer, importing high end products from Italy, after realising the Saudi
market was saturated with American products.