These Are 3 Of Saudi Arabia’s Most Powerful Women
In recent years, Saudi women have been highlighted as some of the most influential in the world. From obtaining top positions in major institutions in industries previously dominated by men, to running some of the world’s biggest businesses, it seems that the sky is the limit for Saudi Arabian women.
The annual Forbes Middle East’s ’50 Most Powerful Businesswomen’ featured a number of Arab women, and these three Saudi women topped the list…
Basmah Abdulaziz al-Mayman
Basmah Abdulaziz Al-Mayman has served as the regional director for the Middle East at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 2018 and she’s constantly on a mission to strengthen the Kingdom’s relationship with other international organizations. With over 17 years of experience in her industry, Basmah inspires and empowers women, and is continuous in her efforts to innovate and protect the kingdom’s rich heritage.
Hutham Olayan is the chairperson for The Olayan Group, and has been the head of the group since 1985. She was previously the director of Morgan Stanley and Thermo Electron Corporation, and has extensive technical experience and has always been responsible for the group’s investment activities globally and is ranked sixth on the list of the MENA’s most powerful businesswomen.
Ranking fourth on the list, Sarah Al-Suhaimi is the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, Tadawul, which is the largest stock market in the Middle East. Having had years of experience in portfolio management, she has progressed the companies she has worked for and increased their assets under her supervision.