Eleven Kuwaiti’s Amidst 100 Most Powerful Arab Women of 2012

From CEOs to activists, journalists to a child bride from Yemen, the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women of 2012 are a colorful group, with several additions from our very own Desert State of Kuwait.

Eleven Kuwaiti women made the list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women of 2012, according to Arabian Business, in 8th, 18th, 32nd, 43rd, 51st, 53rd, 56th, 78th, 86th, 91st & 95th place!

For such a small geographical location, Kuwaiti Women represent 11% of the Most Powerful Arab Women of 2012!

CEO of NBK, 8th Most powerful Arab Woman according to Middle East Magazine, Sheikha Al Bahar.

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#18, Sheikha Hessa Bint Saad Abdullah Salem Al Sabah, Chairwoman of the Arab Business Women’s Council.

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#32, Suad Al Humaidi; Arabian Business has estimated her considerable personal wealth at around $3bn.

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#43, Maha Al Ghunaim; chairperson of Global Investment House.

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#51, Maha Hussain, Chairwoman & Managing Director at Petrochemical Industries Company since 2008.

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#53, Dr Fawzieh Al Dorai of Al-Rai TV has been dubbed the Middle East’s answer to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, only with better qualifications.

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#56, Rola Dashti; a Kuwaiti activist advocating democratic reform, gender equality and increased roles for women in public life.

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#78, Riham Fouad Al Ghanim, The vice chairwoman of Kuwait Finance and Investment Company.

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#86, Ghosson Ghassan Al Khalid quickly climbed the corporate ladder of ACICO to become Chief Operating Officer.

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#91, Manar Al Hashash; one of the most prominent information technology entrepreneurs in the Gulf, Owner & Chief Editor of her own IT Magazine, Dot.

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#95, Hosnia Hashim, Deputy Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), one of the ten largest oil companies in the world.

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