Middle East’s Top 10 Powerful Businesswomen in 2021

Published March 2nd, 2021 - 12:40 GMT

It’s no secret that women face more challenges than men in the workplace. And these challenges are even more and worse in the Middle East region. However, this doesn’t intimidate ambitious women in this region. On the contrary, it fuels them and motivates them to keep working towards their career goals.

Today we list for you the Middle East’s top 10 powerhouses who have shown resilience, flexibility, and strength in the face of unprecedented adversity, both in the workplace and in their communities.

 

 

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1. Raja Easa Al Gurg

1. Raja Easa Al Gurg (Emirati): Raja is the Managing Director and Vice Chairperson of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group.

2. Renuka Jagtiani

2. Renuka Jagtiani (India): Jagitani has led the corporate strategy and expansion efforts of UAE-based conglomerate, Landmark Group. Jagitani oversees more than 50,000 employees.

3. Hana Al Rostamani

3. Hana Al Rostamani (Emirati): Hana Al Rostamani has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has recently got the title of Group Head of Personal Banking in FAB and before Head of the Consumer Banking Group at FGB since 2014.

4. Rania Nashar

4. Rania Nashar (Saudi Arabia): Rania Nashar is the Chief Executive Officer of Samba Financial Group, the first Saudi female CEO of a listed Saudi commercial bank.

5. Sarah Al-Suhaimi

5. Sarah Al-Suhaimi (Saudi Arabia): Sarah Al-Suhaimi is the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabian stock exchange. She is leading comprehensive efforts to further connect the Saudi capital markets with the global system.

6. Lubna Olayan

6. Lubna Olayan (Saudi arabia): Lubna Olayan is the CEO and Deputy Chairman of Olayan Financing Company.

7. Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb

7. Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb (Kuwaiti): Wadha Al Khateeb is the Deputy CEO of Mina Abdulla Refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company.

8. Nezha Hayat

8. Nezha Hayat (Moroccan): Nezha Hayat is the Chairperson & CEO of Morocco’s Capital Market Authority. ا

9. Heike Harmgart

9. Heike Harmgart (German): Heike Harmgart is the Managing Director of the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean Region of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

10. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed

10. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed (Bahraini): is the Managing Director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons.

1. Raja Easa Al Gurg
2. Renuka Jagtiani
3. Hana Al Rostamani
4. Rania Nashar
5. Sarah Al-Suhaimi
6. Lubna Olayan
7. Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb
8. Nezha Hayat
9. Heike Harmgart
10. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed
1. Raja Easa Al Gurg
1. Raja Easa Al Gurg (Emirati): Raja is the Managing Director and Vice Chairperson of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group.
2. Renuka Jagtiani
2. Renuka Jagtiani (India): Jagitani has led the corporate strategy and expansion efforts of UAE-based conglomerate, Landmark Group. Jagitani oversees more than 50,000 employees.
3. Hana Al Rostamani
3. Hana Al Rostamani (Emirati): Hana Al Rostamani has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has recently got the title of Group Head of Personal Banking in FAB and before Head of the Consumer Banking Group at FGB since 2014.
4. Rania Nashar
4. Rania Nashar (Saudi Arabia): Rania Nashar is the Chief Executive Officer of Samba Financial Group, the first Saudi female CEO of a listed Saudi commercial bank.
5. Sarah Al-Suhaimi
5. Sarah Al-Suhaimi (Saudi Arabia): Sarah Al-Suhaimi is the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabian stock exchange. She is leading comprehensive efforts to further connect the Saudi capital markets with the global system.
6. Lubna Olayan
6. Lubna Olayan (Saudi arabia): Lubna Olayan is the CEO and Deputy Chairman of Olayan Financing Company.
7. Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb
7. Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb (Kuwaiti): Wadha Al Khateeb is the Deputy CEO of Mina Abdulla Refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company.
8. Nezha Hayat
8. Nezha Hayat (Moroccan): Nezha Hayat is the Chairperson & CEO of Morocco’s Capital Market Authority. ا
9. Heike Harmgart
9. Heike Harmgart (German): Heike Harmgart is the Managing Director of the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean Region of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
10. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed
10. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed (Bahraini): is the Managing Director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons.

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