100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Nahed Taher
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Nahed Taher

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: Gulf One Investment Bank

Designation: CEO

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: CEO

Saudi-born Dr Nahed Taher is the only woman in the Gulf to
head up a bank - Gulf One Investment Bank, which she co-founded in 2005 after
her tenure as a senior economist at Saudi Arabia’s NCB. Taher has broken the
glass ceiling on more than one occasion. She turned down a high powered job with
the International Monetary Fund to return home, eager “to do something for my
own country” before being hired as the first woman by NCB. Taher is also a
strong advocate for a greater role for women in the kingdom.

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