Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Academy-Award Winning Film Maker, Pakistan

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Academy-Award Winning Film Maker, Pakistan

Biography

Two time Academy and Six Emmy Award winner Sharmeen is a name to reckon with! She is one of only eleven female directors who has ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film and is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. ”. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field of documentary films and the World Economic Forum honoured her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos.

Sharmeen will be seen as a key panelist at this year’s WIM