AFNAN RASHID AL ZAYANI, a Bahraini national, married with four children. Holding a BS in food technology from Texas Tech University – USA.
In 1977 , she joined Bahrain Flour Mills Company as a quality controller and research supervisor. In
1982, he moved the private sector. Presently, she is the owner and president of Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C. She is also a partner in Martinizing Laundry and a board member of Al Ayam Publishing.
She is active in several business societies. In 2006 , she became a board member of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 , she became the first president of MENA Businesswomen's Network.
In addition to being a businesswoman, Afnan Al Zayani has also published five cookery books. In
1983, she published Al Soofrah Al Khaleejiah, the first cookery book published in Bahrain, followed by
A Taste of the Arabian Gulf published in 1988, the first dedicated Gulf cookery book in English. In 1992, she received Bahrain National achievement award in recognition of her efforts in preserving the heritage of the Arabian Gulf cusine. In 1994 , she published Ma Lath Wa Tab. In 2004, she published Latha ' ath Afnan based on her TV cookery series Latha ' ah 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. She had started her cookery programmes from Bahrain TV in 1986 with Al Soomrah Al Khaleejiah followed by many programmes one of which was Gulf Delights in English. In 2007, she presented Ramadan Attyab on MBC TV. She has also presented three programmes on Qatar TV the latest was Afnaniyat in 2008.
Afnaniyat is her fifth book comprising Afnaniyat TV programme recipes both in Arabic and English languages.