Wena Nayuz am-Abin
|Wena Nayuz am-Abin|
|Born||March 18, 1950|
Yazurum, Algazi Union
|Occupation||Business magnate, philanthropist|
|Known for||Leadership of Nayuzi Bank and Nayuz Family|
|Net worth||$22 billion|
Nayuz am-Abin is a major patron and collector of art, having amassed a substantial collection of modern and contemporary art by Ekuosian and Soltennan artists. Almost all of these have been made available for loan to the museum established by in the early 19th century, which she has been a major financial, cultural, and political supporter of. Nayuz am-Abin is also a donor to many other cultural institutions in Yazurum, as well as to local charities and nonprofits. She is the co-founder of national charity providing counselling, job training, legal services, and other forms of support to people recently released from prison.
In spite of the Nayuz Family's long, close association with the Merchant's Party, Nayuz am-Abin has distanced the family from the party, even supporting the Social Democratic Party on multiple occasions. Nayuz am-Abin cites the quality of public services, criminal justice reform, and individual candidates as the reasons for her variable support, though she is also known to have a close personal and professional relationship with SDP leader and councillor for Yazurum Enin Udhun am-Bara. Nayuz am-Abin has been a major contributor to campaigns for both parties, and is a donor or board member for several advocacy organizations focusing on local issues and civic politics in Yazurum. Her involvement is widely regarded as one of the main reasons for the defeat of a proposed ordinance to publicly fund elections in the city.
Nayuz am-Abin has been a vocal opponent of the Ekuosian Monetary Unit, arguing that the unequal weighting of currencies disincentivizes investment in the Ekuosian Union's less prosperous economies, causes Ekuosian economic and monetary policy to be centered on the most highly-weighted currencies, and increases the power of the region's wealthiest nations. She has also characterized it as an infringement on the Algazi Union's economic sovereignty, but has also added that this would be outweighed by the benefits of international equality and unity if it were to be replaced with a single currency.