Wafa is the Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of Obai and Hill. Obai and Hill provides its clients with creative and innovative designs and strategic solutions that give them the needed competitive edge in the current marketplace. Obai and Hill aims to bring young innovative designers into a new light and bridge the gap between the unestablished younger designer and the client, creating a business for the Middle Eastern consumer and the breadth of young talent in Europe.
In 2015, Obai and Hill received the Start Up of the Year award, hosted by the Bahrain Entrepreneurship Awards. In line with the Kingdom’s national economic vision, the inaugural award celebrates the achievements of Bahrain’s entrepreneurs and their socio-economic role in spurring a private sector-driven economy. In addition to her involvement with Obai and Hill, Wafa is a Feature Contributor to Start Up Bahrain, an award-winning independent publication for startups and entrepreneurship, and a columnist at Khaleejesque Magazine where she writes about startups, design, and the creative industry in the Middle East. Wafa is also a Shaper in the Global Shapers Community; a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential to better serve society. Wafa is a committee member of the SME Society in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. Wafa’s expertise includes community building, business management, communication skills, concept creation, managing teams, and business development. Wafa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts in London. She is fluent in Arabic and English.