Industry: Banking and finance
Company: Trade Bank of Iraq
Hamdiyah Al Jaff runs Iraq’s biggest financial institution. Despite being only a decade old, the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) — set up by the US after the invasion of the country back in 2003 — is enormously influential due to the fact that it is owned by the government and also provides most of the letters of credit for government purchases.
The bank was launched specifically to assist with the reconstruction of Iraq, and Al Jaff has a huge say as to how the country’s manifold new projects and infrastructure will be financed.