The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Nermin Saad
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Nermin Saad

Industry: IT

Company: Handasiyat

Designation: CEO

Country: Saudi Arabia (Jordan)

Nermin Saad is brains behind a virtual engineering office that has worked with most of Saudi Arabia’s top construction firms. In particular, it aims to provide jobs for female engineers. A senior mechanical engineer herself, Saad graduated from the University of Jordan in 1999 before moving to Saudi Arabia. Last year, US Secretary of State John Kerry namechecked her in a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.  “Nermin’s dream is that in five years, her website will be the first engineering company  in all of MENA staffed completely by women.”