Tue 01 Mar 2011 12:21 PM
Dr Nahed Taher
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Dr Nahed Taher

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Gulf One Investment Bank

Designation: Founder

Country: Bahrain/Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Founder

Dr Nahed Taher has broken the glass ceiling on more than one occasion. The Saudi national turned down a high powered job with the International Monetary Fund to return home, eager “to do something for my own country”.

On her return home, Taher became the first woman amongst 4,000 men to be hired by the National Commercial Bank. She then went on to establish Gulf One Investment Bank, one of the region’s most successful investment banks, in 2005.