Afnan Al Zayani
Wife, mother, television cooking show star, activist and multi-million-dollar company CEO, Afnan Rashid Al Zayani, president of Al Zayani Commercial Services, transcends categories.
A former vice-president of the Bahrain bourse, Al Zayani has established business credentials. Named one of the world’s most powerful Arab women by Forbes magazine, her former roles include president of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society, where she crafted a far-reaching agenda that catered to all women in business.
Today – juggled with her role at Al Zayani Commercial and as director of Al Ayam Press, Printing & Publishing – she continues to support Bahraini businesswomen. Al Zayani educaters entrepreneurs on the benefits of the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement and lobbies for greater support for SMEs.
Little surprise, then, that when the MENA Businesswomen’s Network formed in 2006, Al Zayani was a natural choice to lead it. She remains president of the network today.title