Dr Nashwa Al Ruwaini – Chief Executive, Pyramedia Productions
Described as ‘an energy source, a fountain of ideas and an iron woman’. Nashwa Al Ruwaini has been known to cause a stir wherever and with whatever she is involved. She became a household name in the Middle East when her talk show ‘Nashwa’ was launched in 2006, since then the “Oprah of the Arab world” has made her mark as a TV personality and producer.
Cairo Born Nashwa started her career on Qatari radio before becoming the youngest Arab woman on TV while working for Qatar TV. In 1998 after time in London and Cairo, Nashwa established her own production company Pyramedia in the UAE. Pyramedia is today one of the largest of its kind in the region, producing popular TV shows such as Million’s Poet.
Currently CEO and Board Member of Pyramedia Productions, CEO of Delma Medical Centre and Spa, Member of the International Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, CEO of the Nashwa Charity Foundation and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
She was selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 – CEO Middle East Magazine and Laha Magazine, 500 Most Powerful Arab People of 2012, 2013 and 2014 – Arabian Business, Most Powerful Women to Watch 2012 – Forbes Magazine, Top 50 Most Powerful Business Women in the Middle East 2005, 2008 and 2014 – Forbes Magazine and she received a GR8 Women Award in 2012.