50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World

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Muna al Hashemi

Muna al Hashemi

Company:

Batelco Group

Designation:

Deputy CEO

Formerly the CEO of Batelco Bahrain, Muna al Hashemi was promoted last year to manage the sum of the Group’s operations, making her one of the few women in the region with as senior a role in an industry still trying to keep pace with diversity.

An Engineer by profession, Al Hashemi joined Batelco as a graduate trainee in 1994 before quickly rising up the ranks to lead the Group’s local operations in Bahrain. She was named CEO of Batelco Bahrain in 2015.

Despite one of the most competitive industry environments in the region, Al Hashemi’s invaluable adeptness at managing the operator’s business allowed Batelco Bahrain, once a monopoly before the industry was liberalised, to retain a leading market share in the country. The company contributes up to 41 percent of the Group’s revenues.