Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: National Bank of Kuwait
Sheikha Al Bahar is the Chief Executive Officer at National Bank of Kuwait and board member of Zain Group. Al Bahar manages a portfolio of $25bn to be increased to $40bn by 2016.
She has an extensive experience in the region and has been involved in all of the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) privatisation deals since 1994.
Al Bahar leads the bank’s efforts in lending, marketing, investment banking and treasury areas, specializing in large and structured finance transactions. She is also in charge of relationships with domestic corporates, institutional clients and international Corporates doing business in Kuwait, along with the Trade Finance Business.
Al Bahar is a graduate of Kuwait University, where she took a degree in international marketing. She has completed training at several top US institutions, including Harvard Business School and Stanford University.