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Who is Nicole Rodrigues?

Nicole Rodrigues is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Dubai-based Diva Group of Companies. She launched Diva Modelling and Events in 2003. After the success of her modeling agency, the company branched out into real estate by starting Diva Holdings. In 2010, the company established NM Investments and further expanded its horizons by venturing into consulting and accounting services. By 2011, Rodrigues added two more business lines, Diva Laundry and Diva Salon.

In 2015, she was recognized in the Outstanding Category at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. In 2014, Rodrigues was acknowledged as one of the Forbes Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World. She also won the CEO of the Year at the CEO Awards in 2014. Today, the Diva Group of companies is capitalizing on its homegrown success and expanding its operations to Qatar, Kuwait, Doha, Bahrain, Turkey, India, and Pakistan.

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