Advisory Board

Supporting our efforts to continuously build on the credibility and integrity associated with the Arab Women of the Year Awards. They have worked at the highest level around the world in public, private and third sector in the fields of journalism, policy making, academia and business. Its primary aim is to share big picture guidance on contemporary business trends and practices that should be reflected through the Arab Women of the Year Awards categories and criteria.

Omar Bdour

Professor Aldwyn Cooper

Chairman, the Arab Women of the Year Awards

Vice Chancellor & CEO of Regent’s University London

The Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Robertson


Chairman, British Olympic Association

 Omar Bdour 

CEO, London Arabia Organisation

HRH  Lamia Bint Majed AlSaud 

Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies

H.E. Khaled Al Duwaisan

Dean Arab Ambassadors, Ambassador for Kuwait

Baria Alamuddin 

Writer, Journalist and Middle East Expert

Edward Oakden
 British Ambassador to Jordan

H.H. Sheikha Intisar Alsabah
Founder, Intisar Foundation

Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Founder and Chairwoman Nashwa Foundation

Nawal El Kuwaitia 

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Mayssoun Habra 
Founder & CEO, Y Asset Management

 Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch 
Founder & CEO, Aksal-Morocco Mall Group