100 Most Powerful Arab Women
UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna is the world’s most powerful female Arab, according to a new list published by CEO Middle East. Sheikha Lubna, according to the magazine, “has been challenging traditional opinions about women in business ever since she developed a system that reduced cargo turnaround at Dubai Ports Authority from one hour to ten minutes.”
She also sits on board of directors for Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry amongst many others and is on the board of directors (honorary) for the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce. The Emirati was placed just ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Lubna Olayan, boss of Olayan Financing, with another Emirati, Salma Hareb – CEO of JAFZA – in third place.