Maha Al Ghunaim


As a frequent entry on the lists of the most powerful women worldwide, as chairwoman and managing director Al Ghunaim has been central to the Global Investment House’s policy of winning investment into the Middle East from overseas.

Along with colleagues, she founded the bank in 1998, and was promoted to chairperson in 2007. Al Ghunaim also sits on the board of several other high-profile institutions in the Middle East region, including Shurooq Investment Services Co, Barings Private Equity Asia Ltd and NASDAQ Dubai.