Arab Female Entrepreneurs. If we talk about Middle Eastern entrepreneurial scene, then women are never behind who are changing the face of Arab with the influential empowerment. With the rise of business in Arab, the women are also taking business responsibilities in their own hand that is really inspiring and empowering. Read on the article and get inspired by the voices of successful Muslim Business women in Arab.
10 Most Successful Muslim Business Women 2017
#1- Raja Easa Al Gurg (UAE)
She is managing a diversified business with 26 companies and is Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group and a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Raja Easa Al Gurg ranks 3rd position among Forbes list of 100 most powerful Arab business women. She made herself as an influential figure in the support of Arab women entrepreneurs.
#2- Lubna Al-Olayan (Saudi Arabia)
Lubna Al-Olayan is a Saudi business woman. She is serving as Chief Executive Officer of Olayan Financing Company W.L.L. Principal of The Olayan Group. She stands at the top of Forbes Middle East’s list of “The Most Powerful Women in the Arab World”. She achieved a lot of business awards and is an outstanding advocate of progressive business practices in the Arab.
#3- Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani (Qatar)
Sheikha Mayassa Queen of Art World belongs to Royal family of Qatar. She is the chairperson of Qatar Museums. She wants to bring international artists to Qatar to reconnect them with their traditions. She also founded the Doha Film Institute by supporting filmmakers to grow Qatar as a cultural hub. Also serving as the chairperson of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) that works to ensure the affected people by crisis across Asia can have access to education.
#4- Maha Al Ghunaim (Kuwait)
American educated Maha Al Ghunaim is managing a largest firm in Kuwait region, Global Investment House GIH. There are a number of challenges that is companies facing currently in the region to restructure. She is a leading Arab business woman who chairs on the boards of various companies. She wants to create a strong bridge between sellers and buyers across the region.
#5- Fatima Al Jaber (UAE)
Chief Operationg Officer of UAE based Al Jaber group and Founder of Al Bashayer Investment Company. She has also worked in Abu Dahbi muncipal Government. Very ambitious and hard working with a great vision, the most influential business woman in Gulf Region.She is also holding board positions with the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development and Arabian Gulf Institute (Washington).
#6- Shaikha Al Bahar (Kuwait)
Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Kuwait, the best rated bank in Middle East. She also sits on board of International Bank of Qatar. She studied from top institutions of United State and has expertise in finance projects.She has also served as chairwoman of the Al Watany Bank of Egypt.
#7- Muna Al Hashemi (Bahrain)
Chief Executive at Batelco’s Bahrain, has expertise in Customer Services, Product Development, Product Marketing, Customer Marketing and Accounts. She has a deep knowledge of various functional units of accounts and processing. She is a successful challenging business woman in Bahrain.
#8- Henadi Al Saleh (Kuwait)
Henadi is the chair of board in Agility. She has a huge experience in financial planing and leadership roles. Formerly she was the head of debt capital market at National Bank of Kuwait. Henadi sits on the board of the Gulf Warehousing Company in Qatar too.
#9- Mona Yousuf Almoayyed (Bahrain)
Mona Yousuf Almoayyed is the Managing Director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, a company that was established by her father. She belongs to one of the successful business family. She stands at the top 10 business women that are changing the Middle East’s business fate in world.
#10- Mona Zulfiqar (Egypt)
Founder and Chair of Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, board member of Central Bank of Egypt. By Time Magazine she was selected as one of the 100 Global young leaders of the 21st Century. She is expert in International law and Finance.