100 most powerful Arab women 2013
 Sheikha Al Bahar
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Sheikha Al Bahar

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: National Bank of Kuwait

Designation: CEO

Country: Kuwait

Occupation: CEO

Having started her career at the National Bank of Kuwait, one of the region’s largest financial institutions, as a trainee, Sheikh Al Bahar has gone on to become one of Kuwait’s most high-profile businesswomen.  Today, as the CEO, Sheikha Al Bahar manages a portfolio of $16bn and is responsible for loans business, marketing, investment banking and treasury. She also specialises in large and structured finance transactions and contributes to strategy and planning.