Born in 1976, Nashwan is the Managing Director of the Yemen Book Shop and has been since he was 19. He has a degree in accountancy from Sana'a University. His goal is to improve education in Yemen and in particular the teaching of English language.

Under Nashwan's management the Yemen Book Shop has transformed from a small business to a sucessful company providing world-class standard books to Yemeni students of all educational levels. It has particular emphasis in the distribution of English language books.

In 2008 he won the award of International Young Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year at London Book fair.