Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Wafa Al Rimi
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Wafa Al Rimi

Industry: Energy

Company: Creative Generation

Designation: CEO

Country: Yemen

Wafa Al Rimi might still only be 16 years old but she is already making headlines thanks to her solar power company, Creative Generation.

Al Rimi is the CEO Creative Generation, a Yemen-based company that makes low cost gadgets powered by the sun.

She is one of several young Yemeni girls inspired to take action by the electricity blackouts that plague Sanaa.

Al Rimi and her friends developed the low cost products through the help of an entrepreneurship program offered through their school by the nonprofit INJAZ Yemen, an offshoot of the Colorado-based business education program Junior Achievement Worldwide.

The firm recently tied for first place in the Best Company category of the recent INJAZ Al-Arab competition.

Al Rimi was catapulted to regional attention earlier this year, when Queen Rania of Jordan praised the entrepreneur to a packed house at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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