Dr h.c. Tessy de Nassau

Director and Co-Founder, Professors Without Borders

 

What I do:

I am a social entrepreneur, business woman, philanthropist, UNAIDS ambassador, public speaker, activist and mother. Professors Without Borders, brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide in order to develop talent.

Milestone Moments:

I received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in 2017, a humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide. I also received the Global Empowerment Award for my work in Africa and was named Leader of the Year 2019 by the Leadership Academy in Luxembourg.

Up Next:

The Power of Women series with Sky TV, a documentary series, a Human Highness clothes line to empower women through fashion, and a podcast.

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Visionaries

Amanda Kate Perry

CEO and Managing Director, Vitality Management Consultancies and Vital Corporate Solutions

Ghizlan Guenez

Founder and CEO, The Modist

Hjayceelyn M.Quintana

Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the UAE

Bana Shomali

Founder and CEO, ServiceMarket.com

Natasha Sideris

Founder & Managing Director, The Tashas Group

Young Talent

Adwa Aldakheel

Founder & CEO, Falak Business Hub and Ns3a Recruitment

Hessa Falasi

Founder and Creative Director, Hessa Falasi

Megan Pormer

International Model and Cancer Activist

Leah Depala

Singer and Songwriter

Achievers

Najla Ahmed Al Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Sarah Jones

CEO & Founder, Spriii

Sharihan Al Mashary

UNSDSN (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network) General Manager, Emaar Hospitality Group

Zainab Al Salih

Founder and Managing Director, Carousel Events

Aseel Al-Hamad

Formula One driver, Board Member, Saudi Arabian Motor Federation and Female Empowerment Advocate

Art & Culture

Butheina Hamed Kazim

Founder & Managing Director, Cinema Akil

Jullz Bek

Filmmaker and Musician

Kamelia Zaal

Managing Director and Lead Designer

Neha Pandey

Artist and Entrepreneur

Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah

Co-Founders, Emergeast

Humanitarian

Laila Mostafa Abdullatif

Director General, Emirates Nature-WWF

Maysa Jalbout

Non-resident Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Dr h.c. Tessy de Nassau

Director and Co-Founder, Professors Without Borders

Azadeh Issari

Co-founder, SNIFF Middle East