The head of Abu Dhabi’s media free zone is a regular feature on this list, due to her role in helping to create online Arabic content, promote digital media and foster local talent. Last year, she was also named to Foreign Policy’s list of 100 global thinkers – the first Emirati to make the list. Over the past five years, twofour54 has created more than 2,200 jobs, and it has recently been involved in some big-name film productions, including Beware the Night. In 2013, Al Kaabi was named as CEO Middle East’s Media CEO of the Year. The twofour54 boss is also a member of the UAE’s Federal National Council, and sits on the board of Image Nation, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Abu Dhabi Media.