The 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019
Thu 28 Feb 2019 05:00 AM
Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Company: Pyramedia

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE

Nashwa Al Ruwaini is a prominent and highly recognized business woman with vast experience in the media field over the years as a best-in-class leading media and business excellence personality. Her career has been prolific, evidenced by the roles she currently occupies: being board member and CEO at Pyramedia Media Production and Consultancy, as well as CEO of Al Joude Investments, Al Joude Advertising and Publicity, Delma Medical Centre, and founding Nashwa Jewellery, an exclusive pearl collection and Al Majlis restaurant and cafe chain. Al Ruwaini is also the founder and chairwoman of the Nashwa Foundation, a charity dedicated to philanthropic work across the Arab world.

Her award-winning company Pyramedia is renowned in the Middle East for having produced several significant and popular television shows including a newly released talent show called Al Zaman Al Jameel, as well as Million’s Poets and Prince of Poets. The cultural shows have helped preserve Arab poetry and heritage, a cause Al Ruwaini is extremely dedicated to.

Al Ruwaini’s portfolio of government and private sector clients spans across the Middle East, and she has also consulted for Hollywood blockbusters including Kingdom of Heaven, Pirates of the Caribbean, Syriana and Aladdin. Previously co-Founder of the Middle East Film Festival in Abu Dhabi – which was later renamed into the Abu Dhabi Film Festival – Al Ruwaini is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the United States.  She pioneered the Muslims on Screen and Television initiative, a project that aims to improve and correct the image of Muslims on television and in films all across the globe.