World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM
Rola Abu Manneh

Company: Standard Chartered Bank, UAE

Designation: CEO

Rola Abu Manneh joined Standard Chartered Bank, UAE as CEO in September 2018, and is the first Emirati woman to head a bank in the UAE.

In her previous role, Abu Manneh was Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Abu Dhabi at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) where her role was to maintain relationships between FAB and its client base, including government, government-related entities, elite customer groups, 

family corporations, local corporations, multinational corporations and commercial banking services. 

Prior to that, she served as general manager of the FAB’s Wholesale Banking Group, which comprised of project finance syndications, financial institutions group and global transaction banking. A UAE national, Abu Manneh completed her studies at the University of London – RoyalHolloway and Bedford New College, and has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Operational Research. Abu Manneh is married with two children.