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

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed AlSaud 

Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies

Mr Omar Bdour 

CEO, London Arabia Organisation

H.E. Khaled Al Duwaisan

Dean, Arab Ambassadors, Ambassador for Kuwait

Mrs Baria Alamuddin 

Writer, Journalist and Middle East Expert

Mr Edward Oakden


CMG, British Ambassador to Jordan

H.H. Sheikha Intisar Alsabah


Founder, Alnowair & Bareec

Dr Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Founder and Chairwoman Nashwa Foundation

Mrs Nawal El Kuwaitia 

Musical Icon

Mrs Mayssoun Habra 


Founder & CEO, Y Asset Management

Mrs Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch 


Founder & CEO, Aksal-Morocco Mall Group