Noura Al Kaabi
Chief Executive Officer, Media Zone Authority
Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, United Arab Emirates University; Leadership Programme, London Business School. Currently, CEO, Media Zone Authority - twofour54, an Abu Dhabi government initiative that aims to foster Arab-focused media and digital businesses in the UAE; oversees the industry building initiatives including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission and the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. Member: Federal National Council, UAE; Advisory Board, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; Scientific Committee, Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Member, Board: Abu Dhabi Media; Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce; Image Nation; Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014). Recipient, numerous awards and honours, incl.: first Emirati to be ranked in Top 100 Global Thinkers List, Foreign Policy magazine (2013); one of the 50 individuals who contribute to changing the world, Le Nouvel Observateur (2013); named Forbes Middle East's 30 Most Influential Women in Government (2013); Honorary Degree, Protocol School of Washington (PSOW), in recognition of accomplishments as a female CEO in the Middle East.