100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018
Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:18 AM
Hayat Sindi

Company: Diagnostics For All

Designation: Scientist and founder

Besides being the first Saudi and female scientist to become a UNESCO ambassador for sciences, and one of the first 30 women to be appointed to Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council, Hayat Sindi was also the first woman from the Gulf to obtain a PhD in biotechnology from Cambridge. The 50-year-old later co-founded a non-profit organisation called Diagnostics For All, which creates affordable diagnostic devices for people in underdeveloped regions.