The 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019
Thu 28 Feb 2019 05:00 AM
Muna Al Hashemi

Company: Batelco Group

Designation: Deputy CEO

Country: Bahrain

Appointed Deputy CEO in late 2017, Muna Al Hashemi rose through Batelco’s ranks first first as a trainee in 1994. By 2015, she was CEO of Batelco Bahrain until her elevation to the management of Batelco Group, which has direct and indirect investments across 14 countries. One of the few women in the region at her role in an industry still trying to keep pace with diversity, she has been praised by Group CEO, Ihab Hinnawi, as being “key to our success, leading both the development and execution of the company’s strategies.”

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.