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Masala! Most Influential 2012 Party
The hottest Asians attended the party held at Neos Lounge, The Address Downtown
NICOLE RODRIGUES LARSEN Palm Jumeriah
Out of the four Palm Jumeirah homes Nicole Rodrigues owns, she likes this one the best. “We have moved to eight different homes in the first five years here, always looking for something bigger or better. This is the one place we have lived in the longest as it’s just right for us.”Out of the four Palm Jumeirah homes Nicole Rodrigues owns, she likes this one the best. “We have moved to eight different homes in the first five years here, always looking for something bigger or better. This is the one place we have lived in the longest as it’s just right for us.”
The eight-bedroom villa has a private pool and beach, and was personally decorated by Nicole. “It’s Mediterranean style, with a classic design that’s timeless,” she says. Having a husband in the home furnishings business, much of the furniture was imported through useful contacts and then supplemented with clever buys from local stores.
Inside the Masala Awards in Dubai
Inside The Masala Awards In Dubai
Spring Arrives at M&S
Spring Arrives at M&S
So what is it like to be successful female entrepreneur in the Middle East?
“I love Dubai. I am so grateful to this land that has given me the opportunity and security that one could only dream of. It is absolutely amazing and a great achievement to be recognised as a successful entrepreneur in the Middle East. With great power comes greater responsibility. Be grateful and always remember it’s more important to give and follow excellence – success will soon follow.”
Nicole Rodrigues started Diva Modelling And Events at a time when the fashion industry in Dubai was still in its infancy. She recently sat down with SME Advisor Sub-Editor, Joumana Saad, to share her story about growing a small brand into a formidable modelling and events agency.
2013's Most powerful Indian Women in GCC
Nicole Larsen, owner and managing director, Diva Modelling and Events --- A Harvard Business School graduate, Nicole is right at the heart of the Dubai glamour scene, having founded the now hugely successfully Diva Modelling agency. It has become one of the largest in the country for booking models, but under her leadership the company has grown rapidly – just about anything from equipment hire to providing extras for movies, organizing events and putting on wedding parties. You want fun, you want glamour – Nicole is the woman to call.
NICOLE RODRIGUES LARSON
Combining a creative streak with an entrepreneur’s drive and a financier’s monetary know-how, Nicole has carved out a mini-empire, forever expanding and adding to her Diva group of companies which now encompass a modelling agency, laundry and dry-cleaning service, a beauty salon and NM Investments.
Arabia500 United Arab Emirated - 2012
Ed Atwood, Group Editor of ITP Executive, said: “The contribution of Indians to the growth of the Gulf has been nothing short of phenomenal. The winners tonight are in our view the biggest stars from the world of business, who continue to make such an impact not just in this region but across the world.”
Full List of Winners:
- Ashish Mehta – Outstanding Contribution
- K. V Shamsudheen – Philanthropy
- Dr. Adnan Chilwan (Dubai Islamic Bank) – Banking CEO of the Year
- Nicole Larsen (Diva Models) – Female CEO of the Year
Capital Markets Company Overview of NM Investments Limited
NM Investments Limited offers financial advisory services. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions, management and leveraged buyouts, capital raising, and divestitures advisory services. Additionally, it offers holistic portfolio analysis and planning, long-term retirement planning, corporate accounting, financial reporting, and auditing services. NM Investments Limited is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship in UAE
Nicole Rodrigues Larsen – Diva Modeling and Events
Nicole Rodrigues Larsen founded the Dubai talent agency Diva Modeling and Events. As a serial entrepreneur, she also founded Diva Beauty Salon, Diva Laundry and NM Investments. Nicole was awarded the People’s Choice award by SME Advisor Middle East and was listed on Forbes Top 100 Indian Leaders in UAE
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