Honorable Lujaina Mohsin Darwish joins the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum

Honorable Lujaina Mohsin Darwish joins the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum 18 July 2022

The Arab International Women’s Forum is delighted to announce that Honourable Lujaina Mohsin Darwish, Chairperson of Infrastructure, Technology, Industrial and Consumer Solutions (ITICS), Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC in Oman, has joined the Board of AIWF in July 2022.

Honourable Lujaina Mohsin Haider Darwish was among the first women members of Oman’s Consultative Council, Majlis A’Shura, until she was appointed by Royal Decree in November 2015 to the esteemed State Council (Upper Chamber) – Majlis A’Dawla. She also holds important positions such as the Honorary Presidency of the Oman-China Friendship Association, Oman-India Friendship Association, Oman-Turkey Friendship Association and membership of the GCC Women Forum. She has been actively involved at various international forums to understand and coordinate the development efforts of women and children internationally, and particularly in the Arab World.

For her outstanding contributions as a change-maker helping create a sustainable future for all, she has also been selected as Oman’s first inductee to the prestigious Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Royal Society for Arts (RSA). She has worked tirelessly to lay a sustainable foundation for women’s sports in the Sultanate and is a Board member of the Oman Olympic Committee, the Oman Football Association, and Chairperson of the Women’s Football Committee.

A business leader par excellence, she has been a trailblazer in uplifting, empowering, and inspiring young Omani women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders alike. She was ranked ’23rd amongst the top 50 most powerful businesswomen’ by Forbes Middle East in 2022. She also was the recipient of The Diamond Executive’s Award and Leadership Medal from the Harvard Business Council 2020 International Awards and Women of the year 2020 by International Business Stevie Awards.

On her appointment to the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum, Lujaina Darwish said, “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be a part of this illustrious organisation that has made such a positive impact on the lives of countless Arab women. I will always strive to live up to the faith reposed in me and will strive to fulfil my responsibilities with utmost dedication and uprightness. As AIWF goes from strength to strength, I know that we are poised for greater things, because when a woman realises her superpowers, she can make this world a better place to live in.”

Welcoming Lujaina Darwish to the Board of AIWF, HE Mona Al Moayyed, Managing Director of YK Al Moayyed & Sons in Bahrain and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Arab International Women’s Forum, said: “AIWF is proud to welcome Lujaina Darwish to the Board as we take AIWF into a new and exciting phase of growth as the leading NGO dedicated to the economic inclusion and empowerment of women and young people in the MENA and internationally. We are truly honoured to have Lujaina as part of the Board and delighted to have her insight, wisdom, expertise and energy as we work together to shape the future of AIWF, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021 as a leader in convening stakeholders from government, business, civil society, academia and media to develop key initiatives addressing the capacity, skills and leadership of Arab women.”

AIWF’s continued strength in the growing civic space for women’s leadership, empowerment and inclusion in the MENA and globally is testament to the invaluable guidance and voluntary cooperation extended to AIWF by the distinguished Members of our Board who over the years have been instrumental to our success on all our initiatives, and to the truly international and collaborative network that AIWF has built up since our inception with all our distinguished Global Partners, which currently include PepsiCo, Pfizer and PwC. With the continued support of all esteemed Board Members and Global Partners, AIWF looks with great optimism to a high-impact advocacy agenda in 2022-2023, with further announcements to follow on key programmes and upcoming events.

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