This year businesswoman of the year award was given to Ms. Mashael al Ansari from Qatar at Arabian Business Qatar Awards 2012.

Mashael is the daughter of anAmbassador.  At a very young age, she was fortune to have travelled the world that gave her exposure to understand the different cultures and backgrounds. She was the first female senior staff in Qapco and first female and youngest manager to be appointed in the downstream Oil and Gas Company as an HR manager and PR Manager.

She started her career as a clerk in Qatar university. Today she is holding the position of Marketing and Communication Director in Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar, the first Lab of its kind in the Middle East and West Asia.

Besides of business, she had a love for photography. So she opened opened a small photo boutique in 1998 to cater for women and children only.