Emirati Women Score High In Forbes’ Top 100 Powerful Businesswomen in The Middle East 2020

The Forbes powerlist honors successful boss ladies from all across the region.



Emirati bosswomen dominated Forbes Middle East 2020 powerlist with 22 positions headed by Raja Easa Al Gurg who ranked first. The "Top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East 2020" champions women from 23 different nationalities, that have made an impact across the region in the world of business. Congratulations to all!

From the 100 prominent women on the list, the majority is Arab, including women from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, and others. Saudi women earned themselves 3 spots out of the top 5: Saudi businesswomen dominated the top 10 as 3 of them made the top 5, including: Samba Financial Group's Rania Nashar, Tadawul's Sarah Al Suhaimi, and Saudi British Bank's Lubna Olayan. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meet the Emirati women whose success landed on Forbes' 2020 list:

  • Raja Easa Al Gurg (#1), MD & Vice Chairperson of Easa Al Saleh Al Gurg Group
  • Aisha Bin Bishr (#10) Director General of Smart Dubai
  • Suzanne Al Anani (#15) CEO of Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
  • Dalya Al Muthanna (#17) President & CEO of GE Gulf
  • Huda Al Rostamani (#18) CEO of AW Rostamani Group
  • Maryam EID AlMheiri (#19) CEO of Media Zone Authority, twofour54
  • Majida Ali Rashid (#25) CEO of Dubai Land Department
  • Rola Abu Manneh (#27) CEO of Standard Chartered Bank
  • Maitha Al Dossari (#35) CEO of Emaar Properties
  • Amina Taher (#42) Vice President of Etihad Aviation Group
  • Najla Ahmed Al Midfa (#46) CEO of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
  • Maryam Al Suwaidi (#47) Deputy CEO of Securities & Commodities Authority
  • Hana Al Rostamani (#49) Group Head of Personal Banking at First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Amna Al Owais (#59) Chief Registrar at DIFC Courts
  • Maryam Mohamed Fekri (#63) COO of Dubai Financial Markets
  • Raja Al Mazrouei (#67) Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive
  • Zainab Mohammed (#70) Chief Property Management and Marketing Officer of wasl Asset Management Group
  • Nadia Zaal (#73) Founder and CEO of Zaya
  • Nashwa Al Ruwaini (#74) CEO of Pyramedia Group
  • Shaikha Al Nowais (#78) Corporate Vice President of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation
  • Maryam Bahlooq (#82) CEO of Tanfeeth
  • Elissa Freiha (#89) Founder of Womena
  • Noor Sweid (#93) General Partner at Global Ventures

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