Industry: Banking and finance
Company: National Bank of Kuwait
Designation: Deputy group CEO
Shaikha Al Bahar’s impressive banking career took another step forward last month when she was named deputy group CEO of one of the Gulf’s biggest banks. Previously CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait’s home operations, her promotion came as part of the lender’s reshuffle following the departure of long-term group CEO Ibrahim Dabdoub, who is due to retire shortly. Al Bahar has held the NBK Kuwait CEO position since 2010. Prior to that, she was NBK Kuwait deputy CEO between 2008 and 2010 and held several managerial positions including the general manager of Corporate Banking Group since 2003.