Women throughout the Arab world are at the forefront. While the number of university graduates exceeds the number of male graduates in the Arab region, surpassing a global trend, women have progressed in traditionally male-dominated industries.
In the field of financial technology FINTECH, we find that 29 women hold important positions in the banking and financial services sector. More than 16 women are the CEO, general manager or managing director of well-known financial institutions in the region.
Women have been leaders in corporate leadership and leadership positions in the public sector. Ten women have headed government departments in the region and have played a growing role in regional governments, with more than 50 women in the region.
In addition, women play a key role in Arab economic circles. The bourses in Saudi Arabia and Morocco are headed by a woman, while the Emirates Land Transport Authority is led by a woman, and the other is led by the Central Bank of Egypt and its monetary policies.
Forbes – Forbes Middle East's latest list, the most influential women in the Middle East, is based on: the revenues of the companies it manages, the leadership position, the breadth of management, the impact of its role, the number of years of experience, and the rate of The growth of their businesses, and the initiatives they have made over the past three years.
Here, the Aragic platform highlights the success stories of the 10 most influential and influential women in the Middle East, according to the 2018 Fuserspas,
1- Lubna Al-Olayan
Lubna Al Olayan of Saudi Arabia topped the list and is the CEO of Olayan Finance Group, which manages more than 40 companies under its umbrella, including joint ventures with international brands such as Colgate Palmolive, Kimberly Clark and others.
2 – Raja Issa Al-Gurg
While the United Arab Emirates Raja Issa Al-Ghalj was second in the list, as the managing director of the group Issa Saleh Al-Gurg.
She joined the group in 1989 as a member of the Board of Directors after obtaining her English Literature Certificate from Kuwait University in 1977. She began her career as the principal of Zabeel Secondary School for Girls in Dubai in 1978.
After working in the group for 15 years, I began to assume many different economic and social positions in the Emirate of Dubai. She is currently the President of the Dubai Businesswomen Council, Vice President of the UAE Businesswomen Council, Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the Economic Affairs Council of the Emirate.
3. Renuka Jagtiani
For the first time, this year's list includes non-Arab women working in the Middle East. India's third place was Renuka Jagtiani, who was the driving force behind the Splash brand in 1993, built her fashion and hospitality business, led its expansion to new countries and launched the e-commerce platform.
She is now co-founder of Landmark Group, a Dubai-based conglomerate founded in 1973 by her husband Micky Jagtiani in one store in Bahrain, becoming one of the region's largest retail and hospitality conglomerates.
4 – Rania Mahmoud Nchaz
Rania Nakhaz, the first woman to lead the bank's executive management in Saudi Arabia, was the fourth Saudi woman to receive a certified anti-money laundering certification from the US-based Anti-Money Laundering Association.
She has extensive banking experience spanning almost 20 years and is a board member of Samba Bank Limited in Pakistan and Samba Global Markets Limited.
5 – Khawla Asadi
The fifth place was for Iraqi Khawla al-Asadi, director of the Rafidain Bank owned by Iraq, and received nearly 41 honors, the most important of which was given to him by the Iraqi Finance Minister in appreciation of its efforts in the development and preparation of strict internal control banks.
She graduated from the University of Baghdad, Faculty of Management and Economics in 1981, and then joined the Rafidain Bank, and entered the career ladder occupying many of the accounting grades, over 10 years. He then left him briefly to join Al-Rasheed Bank, the second-largest state-owned bank in Iraq, where he worked in the Banking Studies and Operations Division and as Assistant Director General.
6 – Iman Roudhan
Kuwait's Iman Al-Roudhan was dissolved in the sixth position as the CEO of Zain Kuwait. She has more than one membership in many international bodies and organizations. She is a member of the GSMA Arab Regional Interests Group and a member of the CROG.
She holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from Kuwait University, and has received practical programs from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) and programs in public and private relations management from the Harvard Business School.
7- Sheikha Al Bahr
Sheikha Al Bahar, the Kuwaiti businesswoman, was ranked seventh as the Executive Vice President of the National Bank of Kuwait Group and a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar International Bank.
Has extensive experience in banking, lending, marketing and investment, large and complex financial transactions and privatization, project financing, advisory services, bond issuance, and others.
Has participated in several businesses and has supported a number of important and complex development projects: Equate Petrochemicals, Equate Petroleum Project, Wastewater Treatment Project, 9 KAC Finance Project with over US $ 700 million, and others.
She specialized in international marketing and statistics. She received her degree with honors from Kuwait University. She has participated in several specialized training courses at Stanford University, Duke Wharton University, the University of Singapore and the University of Western Canada.
8- Mona Al-Moayyed
Mona Al Moayad was the eighth woman to be elected to the Board of Directors of Bahrain Maritime and International Trading Company in 2000.
Currently, she is the Executive Director of Yousuf Khalil Al Moayad & Sons Group and is the Chairman of Al Ebda Microfinance Bank, a microfinance bank established in 2009.
As well as being the President of the Bahrain Businesswomen Association, which manages the development and promotion of economic and social relations among businesswomen in Bahrain.
9- Huda Qattan
In the ninth place came Iraqi-born Huda Qattan, who turned from a beauty expert to a company owner, being the co-founder of one of the fastest growing cosmetic brands in the region, Huda Beauty, and one of the most prominent Arab bloggers in the beauty world.
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She gained popularity first as a fashion blog by posting several tutorials on YouTube, winning overwhelmingly, working with leading brands such as Revlon, Cartier and Frey Wille, which in 2013 encouraged her to launch her own company Huda Beauty.
10. Amal Bahwan
Oman Bahl was ranked 10th in the position of Managing Director of Suhail Bahwan Group. She also established with her sister a global IT company called Bahwan Cybertech.
Thus, the list included the names of women working in different fields, from the financial decision-making to the entertainment, media, technology, banking, charitable work and others. Their ratings are based on how influential they are and how much they earn or control.
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