Najla Al Awadhi
Najla Al Awadhi Consulting
Najla Al Awadhi is Chief Executive Officer of Najla Al Awadhi Consulting, focusing on progressive Arab human development strategies, specifically closing the gender gap through capacity building for Arab women. She is a former Member of Parliament of the United Arab Emirates and a distinguished media pioneer in the Middle East. She is one of the first women in the history of the UAE to become an MP and is also the first Arab woman to hold a chief executive post in a state-run media organization. With a particular focus on television, Al Awadhi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Television Channels at Dubai Media Incorporated. In 2011, she was selected as one the “500 Most Influential Muslims” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Jordan. Al Awadhi is a Member of the Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils. She is a graduate of Harvard University.