World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM
Lubna Olayan

Company: SABB, Alawwal Bank

Designation: Chairwoman

The long-time face of her family’s massive business empire, Lubna Olayan first made history in 2005 as the first woman to make a public address at a conference in Saudi Arabia.

This year Olayan has become the first chairwoman of a Saudi bank after Saudi British Bank (SABB) and Alawwal bank confirmed a merger. The bank will now become the largest bank by assets in Saudi Arabia, following a binding merger agreement signed last October.