Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
Raja Easa Al Gurg has overseen the powerful Al Gurg Group, one of the U.A.E.'s oldest family firms, since 1990. Founded five decades ago, the conglomerate operates 28 companies and boasts 370 partnerships with multinationals, such as Unilever, British American Tobacco, and Siemens. Al Gurg sits on several corporate boards, including HSBC Bank Middle East, and Coutts Bank. She's frequently part of official trade delegations, and is also active in philanthropic and women societies in the U.A.E. Al Gurg earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Kuwait University in 1977.