Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait
Sheikha Al Bahar started at the National Bank of Kuwait, one of the region’s largest financial institutions, as a trainee. Today, as the deputy CEO of Kuwait she 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 long term strategy and planning.
Sheikha Al Bahar has a degree in international marketing from the Kuwait University and has attended schools including Harvard Business School, California University, Stanford University and Duke University. She also chairs the Al Watany Bank of Egypt and is the vice-chair at NBK Capital, a subsidiary of National Bank of Kuwait.