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Arabia's female power players

Arabia's female power players

Featuring Ingie Chalhoub for the fourth time


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Exploring industries including banking, finance, law, government, construction, arts, science, media, health, transports, IT, society and culture; Buro 24/7 Middle East spotlights the top 10 most powerful Arab women

CEO Middle East magazine recently revealed its top 100 powerful Arab women; including prolific females such as UAE-based businesswoman Ingie Chalhoub, President and Managing Director of Etoile Group and Creative Director of fashion label Ingie Paris, who was ranked in 70th place; marking her fourth successful year to make the list.

Other influential women on the list include entertainment icon Yousra, and Sheikha Al Bahar.

Buro 24/7 Middle East recaps the top 10 featured women:

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE's Minister for Foreign Trade topped the 2013 list for the most powerful Arab women for the third year running.

Saudi Arabia's Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Company, is placed in second position. Considered one of Saudi Arabia's most powerful business women, she controls the business founded by her father in 1947.

Princess Ameerah Al Taweel from Saudi Arabia was ranked in third position; the philanthropist is recognised for her humanitarian interests in Saudi Arabia and further afield.

Dame Zaha Hadid scooped fourth place in the list of influential women, acknowledged for her architectural icons across the world.

The UAE's Fatima Al Jaber, who works as COO of her family-run business The Al Jaber Group, ranked fifth in the list.

Sheikha Maha Mansour Salman Jasim Al Thani from Qatar scooped sixth position; not long ago, Sheika Maha made history in the country as the first female judge appointed in 2010.

The UAE's Amal Al Qubaisi, who also made history as the first female to chair a session of the Federal National Council, made the cut in seventh place.

Chairman of the Switch Watch Group Nayla Hayek from Lebanon is positioned eighth, renowned for her work in the world of watches. 

Saudi Arabia's Dr Mona Al Munajjed, is featured on the list in ninth place – credited for her sociology and women's activist work.

Kuwait's Suad Al Humaidi completes the top ten, largely considered as an ambassador for businesswoman in the region. 

Read the full list of the 100 most powerful Arab women here.

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