100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018
Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:18 AM
Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Company: Pyramedia

Designation: CEO

Nashwa Al Ruwaini is one of the most prominent Arab media personalities and entrepreneurs. She is currently board member and CEO of Pyramedia – Media Production and Consultancy, CEO of Al Joude Investments, CEO of Al Joude Advertising and Publicity, as well as CEO of Delma Medical Centre, founder of Nashwa Jewellery, a refined pearl collection, and Al Majlis, a new food and beverage initiative she started in 2018. She also has businesses in manufacturing and real estate and is the founder and chairman of the Nashwa Foundation, a charity that is dedicated to philanthropic work across the Arab world, especially for women and children.

She is also a board member of the International Emmys and the Women That Soar Awards, in addition to being a member of the Association of International Broadcasting (AIB) among a list of other international organisations.

Nashwa al Ruwaini has an extensive career history in the media as both a presenter, producer and executive producer in several countries in the Middle East, and she has received a multitude of awards for her work.

Her most famous shows that she presented were broadcast on MBC and Dubai TV. Nashwa, which became an extremely popular social show on Dubai TV, landed her the title of “Oprah of the Middle East” because of her ability to discuss and highlight social issues fearlessly and with no boundaries. The Nashwa show led to her receiving a Gold Award for Best Talk Show, and earned recognition from many International organisations like the Rose D’Or of Switzerland and AIB of London.

Using her strength in media consulting, Al Ruwaini has a very strong portfolio of government and private sector clients spanning across the Middle East that she provides counsel to. Al Ruwaini has pursued consultancy work especially in the media field and is highly recognised with governments, high level entities, and personalities. Her consultancy work includes media profiling, crisis management, media planning, media training and global collaborations.

She is also a very strong advocate for sustainability, environmental and global preservation projects as she believes in the power of people to change the world. As part of her commitment to the issues of women and children in the world, Al Ruwaini is a member of various women’s and children’s organisations worldwide and she has participated in important summits such as the Global Child Forum in Switzerland and Women in Leadership Summit in Dubai this year.

Al Ruwaini’s successes have resulted in her being recognised, nominated and awarded by a series of organisations, festivals, media channels and by leading personalities across the globe in a series of publications regionally and internationally over the years.