By Daniel Shane
CEO Middle East's second annual countdown was dominated by culture and society figures
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has topped CEO Middle East magazine’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women for the second year running.
The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Trade beat Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman to rank in first place.
Among the other notable public figures that made it on to the countdown was Princess Ameerah Al Taweel, wife of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who was the list’s highest ranking newcomer in fourth place.
Out of the top 100, 43 were from a culture and society background, with the likes of Emirati film maker Nayla Al Khaja, Lebanese singer Fairuz and Arab Business Women’s Council Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah also featuring.
Very interesting list - surprised not to see Sheikha Mozah from Qatar - any thoughts on why she is not on the list?